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In a recent interview with Glamour, SZA defends his fellow label mate, Kendrick Lamar. K Dot has been receiving backlash about some lyrics in his platinum-single, “Humble.”
The controversial lyrics of the track are: “I’m so f***ing sick and tired of the Photoshop/Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me something natural like a** with some stretch marks/Still will take you down right on your mama’s couch in Polo socks.”
Although many did not approve of these words, K Dot could have been praising the natural beauty of women and actually encouraging others to appreciate it. That was the exact perspective that SZA has on the rapper’s lyrics.
SZA tells Glamour, “How is that misogyny if he’s supporting positive body image? I think that’s so weird, and it’s reaching. If you want to support women, you should support all shapes of women,” she continues.
She admits, “I used to be 200 pounds, and I have stretch marks all over my body. I find more comfort and solace with Kendrick reinforcing that I’m beautiful. I don’t really feel anything misogynistic from that.”
SZA collabed with K.Dot on her debut album, Ctrl, on the track, “Doves in the Wind.”