AceShowbiz - SZA has nothing but love for Drake after he slyly exposed their past relationship in a song. The R&B artist said that she and her ex-boyfriend are always "cool" despite comparing him to a "Mean Girls" bully.
Stopping by Audacy's "Check-In" podcast on the heels of the release of her sophomore album "S.O.S.", the 33-year-old was asked about a "Saturday Night Live" sketch in which ex-flings of Drake formed a union called "The United Tingz of Aubrey". Interestingly, she was the musical guest of the episode which featured the sketch.
SZA said she wasn't aware of the sketch until the episode aired. "In a strange way, I was like, 'Did they know?' " she said. "But they didn't ask me to be in it. Nobody said anything. ... I feel like Drake has a Regina George quality to him where it's just kind of like, 'Have you or anyone you know been personally victimized?' " She was referring to Rachel McAdams' mean girl character in the 2004 popular teen comedy film.
The St. Louis native added of the Toronto-born rapper, "He's like a cool kid, you know. When you're the popular kid in school, it's entertaining. It's entertaining, but you sometimes are taking losses in the midst of that entertainment. The honesty, I respect that. But I definitely laughed real hard...I cackled."
Despite that, SZA assured, "We're cool. And we've always been cool. It's never been weird." Seemingly alluding to his lyrics on "Mr. Right Now", she stressed, "It didn't come completely out of the blue when he let me know. I didn't know it was a song with 21 [Savage] or anything like that. But anytime he's ever mentioned me, it's always been positive. He's never said anything negative about me. I'm grateful for that. I think highly of him...He's King Drake."
In a song called "Mr. Right Now" from 21 Savage & Metro Boomin's 2020 mixtape "Savage Mode II", Drake alludes to a past relationship as he raps, "Yeah, said she wanna f**k to some SZA, wait/ 'Cause I used to date SZA back in '08."
SZA later clarified that they dated in 2009, not in 2008 like what he raps on the song. She said on Twitter to fight back pedophile allegations against Drizzy, "So It was actually 2009 lol. in this case a year of poetic rap license mattered. lol I think he jus innocently rhymed 08 w wait . Anybody who really knows me and was around during this time can confirm.. it's all love all peace."
The "I Hate U" songstress further made it clear that it was nowhere near creepy as people thought it might be. "I just didn't want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening," she said, describing their relationship as "completely innocent." She then added, "Lifetimes ago."