SZA's candid take on Drake's Regina George persona post-SNL skit

    SZA humorously compared Drake to Regina George in a revealing interview, discussed their past relationship and expressed admiration for the rap superstar.

    SZA and Drake (Source: Rap-Up)

    SZA and Drake (Source: Rap-Up)

    In a revealing interview with Audacy, R&B sensation SZA shared her light-hearted perspective on her ex and rap superstar Drake, likening him to the iconic character Regina George. This comparison came in the wake of a Saturday Night Live skit which humorously lampooned Drake’s reputation with women. “Drake has a Regina George quality to him where it’s just kind of like, ‘Have you or anyone you know been personally victimized?’ He’s like a cool kid, you know,” SZA quipped, adding a comedic twist to their past relationship. Her comments highlighted the duality of Drake’s persona - both as a beloved music icon and a notorious figure in his personal life.

    The irony was not lost on SZA, who was the musical guest on the SNL episode that aired the skit. Her reaction to the sketch was a mix of amusement and surprise, “I definitely laughed real hard…I cackled,” she admitted, showing her ability to find humor in the situation.

    SZA and Drake's past and present

    Despite the humor, SZA's reflections on her relationship with Drake revealed a deeper sense of respect and understanding. The pair, who briefly dated in the late 2000s, have maintained a positive rapport over the years. “We’re cool. And we’ve always been cool,” SZA explained, dispelling any notions of bad blood between them. This sentiment was further emphasized when she spoke about Drake's mention of her in his 2020 song Mr. Right Now, expressing gratitude for his positive portrayal of her. SZA's admiration for Drake was evident, “He’s King Drake,” she stated, acknowledging his stature in the music industry. Her words painted a picture of a relationship that, while brief, was marked by mutual respect and admiration.

    Drake and SZA (Source: AllHipHop)

    SZA’s journey: From SNL to SOS

    SZA’s interview not only shed light on her past with Drake but also marked an important moment in her career. The release of her long-awaited sophomore album, SOS, followed the interview, coming five years after her acclaimed debut, Ctrl. This album release signified a new chapter for SZA, showcasing her evolution as an artist.

    As we reflect on this moment in SZA’s career, her candidness about her past relationship with Drake and her ability to laugh at the lighter side of things stand out. Her journey from a musical guest on SNL to a respected artist releasing her second album exemplifies her growth and resilience in the industry. In retrospect, SZA’s reflections on Drake offer a glimpse into the complex dynamics of relationships in the music world. Her ability to navigate these with humor and grace highlights her strength not just as an artist, but as a person.

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