SZA: “After high school, I went to three separate colleges. My freshman year I got high and failed out, I was just high everyday. I never had that much weed in my face before and it was free. My roommate was so chill and one of my closest friends now. We just ended up pushing our beds together and having slumber parties everyday. Both of us failed out of class and we just sat on the curb in front of our dorms and made occasional trips to the cafe. It was really fucked up and my mom is still heated I’m sure.

 

It was more of the experience knowing that I could be the only black girl in my class and win. That’s how I am with everything. Even sports, I was the only black girl on my team, the youngest on my team, the smallest on my team.

 

“I’m really good at school, but I’m bored with school. I got really good grades and I love to write but I just wasn’t passionate about it. I’ve done so much odd shit, like worked at Sephora, and so much nonsense that I didn’t really care about.

“I didn’t even take courses in school I couldn’t ace, I would take hard courses. I beasted out of Philosophy, I was crazy at Chemistry and Biology. It was more of the experience knowing that I could be the only black girl in my class and win. That’s how I am with everything. Even sports, I was the only black girl on my team, the youngest on my team, the smallest on my team. It just made me want to gut punch everyone. I’m really competitive but I’m more so competitive with myself than others.

“I went through this tight dress and heels phase for like a year of two and wanted to be cute and accepted. That didn’t fit me and I didn’t feel comfortable and my stomach hurt. Now I’m back to dressing like a boy because it looks comfortable and more familiar.”