SZA featured her mom heavily on her debut album, Ctrl.
"I was awkward. I’m super sensitive, and my mother made me extra sensitive because she’s just so unapologetically loving. I’ve realized some people don’t hug in their families, or say that they love each other all day. My family tells me they love me all day; I’m hyper-affectionate, laying it on other people, just because it’s what we do in my house," she said, in a snippet of the interview released through Billboard.
"But in the world, that was weird, and it was really difficult to be super sensitive and hyper-open," she said. "It was just frightening. I guess my mom represented something that made me feel weak. I felt like, this is why I’m hurt. When I got older, I realized, Oh shit, the whole world is wrong and my mom is right."
Pinkett-Smith, who's also an Afropunk stage veteran like SZA, responded with praise for her realization. "It’s beautiful that you see the power, the feminine spirit, in your mother—in a world where the feminine is really kind of degraded, not respected in its truest form," said the actress.
V Magazine's next issue will also include an interview with Katy Perry and Dua Lipa. It's slated to hit shelves on May 3.
Read the rest of the snippets here.