SZA was recently embroiled in ambivalence after the verse from Lil Jay’s 2021 single “Calling My Phone” was unexpectedly leaked.She wasn’t officially featured on the song and her verse was never submitted, leaving fans wondering why such a great contribution wasn’t picked up for the album’s final release. two victories of destiny.
On Friday (June 9), the Missouri-born artist spoke candidly to fans on Twitter, expressing mixed feelings about the unapproved leak. I’m glad you all liked it. In fact, it often happens that I have a flat tire when I submit it. I feel like I can’t add anything to a song that’s already on fire. Hats off to Lil Tjay + 6LACK. “
LOL about the phone call verse. I’m mad that everyone leaked it. But I’m glad you all liked it 🥴 I got a flat tire when I submitted it…it happens quite often. I feel like I can’t add anything to a song that’s already on fire.regarding @liltjay + @6LACK 🏾
—SZA (@sza) June 9, 2023
One fan was quick to point out the strength of her writing and try to lift her spirits. To this, Sza explained that her hesitation came not from her lack of confidence, but from respect for the honesty of her songs. I literally just want to do my best, especially if the song is already popular. If you can’t scale it up, you’re going to fall behind. “
6LACK, which is also featured in the single, shared his gratitude SZA’s verse is accompanied by a cheeky comment: “No, I listened with my hands on my ears [because] It felt like a sin. It looks like butter. ‘ replied the TDE songstress with her humble gratitude. We all ate. Thank you, King. “
Lil Jay followed suit, expressing delight at SZA’s verse and hinting at a possible next collaboration with her. That’s what they want! he wrote on twitter.
“Calling My Phone”, without SZA’s contribution, was a huge success, peaking at #3. signboard Voted Hot 100 and certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. But the singer’s progress doesn’t seem to have been compromised, even though her chance may have been missed. Her second studio album was released last year. SOS. With songs like “Kill Bill,” “Shirt,” and “Snooze,” it was arguably one of the biggest releases of 2022.
TDE Chairman Terrence “Punch” Henderson recently addressed SZA’s mature approach to fame in an interview on The Rap Radar Podcast. According to him, she has found her own balance and is beginning to reconcile her self persona, SZA, with her real-life identity, Solana. “She thinks she’s adapted pretty well now,” he said. “I think we’re finally starting to understand what’s going on and who she is.”
Check out the music video for “Calling My Phone” below.