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Last night at Billboard’s Women in Music gala so many of our favorites were honored, and we’re glad that credit was given where it was due hunty!
We all know Sza dances to the beat of her own drum so it was fitting that the CTRL singer was presented with the “Rule Breaker” award. A queen in her own right she’s always been very transparent about her journey and she took a minute to explain what being a rule breaker means to her.
“I guess when I was younger, I used to think about um, I don’t know…I envisioned like a rule breaker to be like some very like brave, triumphant, like happy, joyful, person who’s like actively choosing to go against the grain. And has like no fear and walking from large explosions or whatever the f***. And I always felt like damn, I’m barely making it with my life. Like through every situation. And I guess, as long as you end up here, this is the explosion. So it doesn’t matter how you feel along the way, even if you feel like crazy or wack, or not worthy.”
Anderson .Paak, presented the award and said “SZA is a gutsy woman who is already in control.” We couldn’t agree more! Ariana Grande also took home “Woman of the Year”, the biggest award of the night. Watch Sza’s full speech below: