SZA intimidated by Beyoncé at the 2024 Grammy Awards

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Interviewed by E! Entertainment, SZA revealed the reason why she didn’t speak to Beyoncé. The singer would simply have been intimidated by the superstar.

Nominated in 7 categories, SZA returned home on Sunday February 4 with three Grammy Awards. His hit “Snooze” won best R&B song, and his collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers won the best pop duo category. Her album “SOS” couldn’t compete with Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” for best album of the year, however, it still won best urban contemporary album. An evening that felt like a victory for the singer, who exploded in 2022 with her album “SOS”. However, if the star now has her place at the table of the greatest artists of the moment, she remains no less humble when she crosses paths with an icon like Beyoncé.

I was afraid to go see Beyoncé »

Questioned by the media E! Entertainment, the “Kill Bill” singer revealed the reasons why she did not speak to Beyoncé. The singer would simply have been intimidated by the presence of such a star: “ I was afraid to go see Beyoncé » she admits before continuing: “ I can’t talk unless she wants to talk, in my head, because I don’t want to disturb her “. The author of “Snooze” also wanted to share her admiration for Queen Bey: “ I admire him so much. It’s a masterclass in balance, grace, art, beauty and kindness.”

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If the star therefore restrained her desire to question the interpreter of “Halo”, she still had the great opportunity to exchange a few words with her husband Jay-Z. A moment that the young singer is not ready to forget: “ Jay-Z spoke to me. I was so grateful. They’re literally my favorite people, and it’s crazy that I got to see them in real life “. In terms of admiration, SZA places the rapper and the diva on an equal footing: “ Jay-Z means the world to me. I’m a huge Jay-Z fan “.

Beautiful declarations full of humility for the triple-awarded singer, who nonetheless remains a music fan! A mutual admiration, since SZA posted in her Instagram story this Wednesday, a bouquet of flowers accompanied by a message, sent by Beyoncé, to congratulate her on her victories at the Grammy Awards. A dream come true !


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