SZA Reps Frank Ocean

So… did she not see what happened at Coachella?

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
SZA Reps Frank Ocean

Jokes aside, SZA and Frank Ocean are probably two of the most (if not the most) beloved pop and R&B figures of the last decade or so. As such, it's expected for them to have a lot of love and respect for one another, which the SOS singer displayed proudly. Recently, she was pictured wearing a shirt with the former Odd Future member's face on it, showing she might be as much of a fan of fan-designed merch as the rest of us plebeians. Of course, as anything Frank or Solana touch turns to gold, fans immediately clamored for a prompt collab release.

Still, that day may never come, considering Frank Ocean's notoriously scant drops over the course of his ten-plus-year career. However, SZA's more on top of the world than she's ever been, so if anyone has that power, it may well be her. In fact, fans recently spotted him during her incredibly successful tour watching Omar Apollo open for her. With that in mind, their relationship probably goes deeper than any collab track fans will pester them for online.

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What's more is that we've been so close to getting that team-up on at least a few different occasions. For example, the TDE artist named the "White Ferrari" vocalist as one of her intended collaborations on her latest album. Other names included Drake, Bad Bunny, Tyler, The Creator, Billie Eilish, ROSALÍA, Kacey Musgraves, and more. "Sometimes people turn in their verses and sometimes they don’t," SZA remarked about Frank Ocean's potential guest spot during a HOT 97 interview. "And a lot of people just did not turn in their verses. But I’m grateful for who did. For a lot of these people, I didn’t turn in my verse [either] so I can’t be too mad."

"I’ve learnt a lot from people around me,” she told i-D Magazine concerning her favorite artists back in 2018. “I f**k with Ri. She’s in my corner. I f**k with what she does, I f**k with her place in the world. I f**k with her energy, I f**k with what she chooses to do with it, she’s dope. Frank Ocean is a king. Kendrick Lamar is the voice of our generation. He’s the most exciting thing in culture right now. Kidding. Although not really." Regardless of their potential work together, return to HNHH for the latest news on SZA and Frank Ocean.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.