SZA opens up about her brief past with Drake, calling it “childish.”
The singer-songwriter reflected on their affair in a Rolling Stone cover story published Tuesday. SZA, whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe, told the outlet they are “really young.” Drake also mentioned in 21 Savage’s 2020 song “Mr. At the moment.”
“It wasn’t hot and heavy or anything.” She continued. “It was like a youth atmosphere. It was so childish.”
The Grammy winner’s comments hit almost three years to the day that “Mr. “Right Now” hit streamers on October 2, 2020 and social media exploded. Drake famously rapped in the song: “Yeah, said she wanted to fuck with some SZA, wait / ‘Cause I was with SZA in 2008.”
SZA responded at the time on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to explain They actually dated in 2009 and anyone who was “there during that time” can attest to that. Dawg Entertainment’s top talent celebrated his 18th birthday in November 2008.
“I just didn’t want anyone to think that something underage or sinister was happening.” she wrote in a reply to her original post. “Completely innocent. Ages ago.”
The latter comment seemed pretty crucial at the time Drake had revealed it two years earlier He was a close friend of Millie Bobby Brown, who was only 14 years old. The actor, 17 years his junior, had made their friendship known, which sparked viral confusion.
“I love him,” Brown told Access Hollywood in 2018. “I met him in Australia and he is really fantastic, a great friend and a great role model. We were just texting each other the other day and he was like, ‘I miss you so much’ and I was like, ‘I miss you even more!'”
She continued, “He’s coming to Atlanta, so I’ll definitely go see him.”
SZA and Drake also seem to be on good terms since they released their first collaboration: “Get out of there,” in September. The track debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and serves as a prelude to Drake’s upcoming album “For All the Dogs.” which will be released on October 6th.
While the Stranger Things actor told Access Hollywood that Drake is “amazing” and “helps” her with advice “about guys,” SZA has moved forward on her own — and doesn’t need guidance. On Tuesday, she described her public perception as shy and called it nonsense.
“It’s a good misunderstanding,” she told Rolling Stone. “People say, ‘Insecurity is their trademark.’ It’s like, “No, bitch, I’m being honest about what I think about myself, but if I catch you saying that, it’ll be different.” I’m still going to beat your ass for not me respect.’”