During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today’s climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.
“I’m sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other,” she said.
The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the “Broken Clocks” singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.
“I’m just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, ” she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist’s growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.
“I’m grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment’s Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this,” she continued.
Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, “The Weekend” singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.
Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.