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SZA Says She's Done With Music (Again) After Her Next Album

SZAexpects her next album to be the best music she’s made in her life, which iswhy she’s suggesting her musical follow-up to 2017’s Ctrlwill be her last.

Im still miserable, she told Flauntin a recent interview. My world got so much smaller so fast. I have so much to write about. I feel like Im in a cage. Im making the best album my life for this next album and I know that … because its going to be my last album.

Don’t panic yet though SZA has ten toyed with the idea early retirement. Frustrated over album delays in 2016, she tweeted “I actually quit” and gave the go-ahead for TDE’s Terrence “Punch” Henderson to release her album whenever he felt like it.


SZA Says She's Done With Music (Again) After Her Next Album

By the end 2016, SZA had given an interview toComplex saying Ctrlwould be her last album. She hoped to get into something more visual, like film, noting that she deals with major anxiety.

Once Ctrlfinally dropped in June 2017,itwent on to debut at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart,was nominated for multiple Grammys and has been certified platinum. HipHopDX also named Ctrl as2017’s Best R&B Albumand gave “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott the award for Best R&B Song Of 2017.

God didnt give me the Grammys, because he knows I would have quit, like I have nothing else to do, she said to Flaunt.

SZA’scomment about her next album being her last was reportedly delivered “with a grin,” suggestingshe may have beenjoking andthat she isn’t actually going anywhere.

In any case, she still hasn’t even startedputting togetherthe next album yet.

“Ive been talking shit to myself on different topics every day for the last week, which is typically how I start coming up with little catchphrases in the car on the way home, and Ill be like, Cute. Then Ill be like, I think Im ready to write and start recording, she explained.