SZA Explains Decision To Get A BBL: "I Treat My Butt Like A Purse"

SZA discussed getting a Brazilian butt lift during a new interview with "Elle."

BYCole Blake
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SZA recently reflected on her decision to get a Brazilian butt lift during an interview with Elle. She had mentioned getting the operation during the intro track to her latest album, SOS. “That ass so fat, it look natural / It’s not,” she sings. The conversation arose during her talk with Elle while discussing her fashion sense.

“I hate trying on clothes,” she admitted to the outlet. “I don’t shop anywhere, I just wear whatever is free in my mail. I’m like, ‘Is it an extra large? Great.’ If I can feel like I’m under a blanket when I’m outside, that’s ideal." From there, she added: “I treat my butt like a purse. It’s just there to enhance whatever else. And that’s why I paid for it, because it works all by itself.”

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SZA At The Grammy Awards

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: SZA attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

When asked specifically about the decision to get a Brazillian butt lift, she made sure to note that the choice was her's alone. “I always wanted a really fat ass with less gym time,” she told Elle. “I didn’t succumb to industry pressure, I succumbed to my own eyes in the mirror and being like, No, I need some more ass.” As for the choice to reference it in her music, she added: “That’s some Jersey shit. You know what I’m saying? When I feel like I have too much to say and I don’t want to say it cute.”

SZA dropped SOS back in December 2022. At the time, it debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart and broke the record for the largest streaming week for an R&B album in the US. Afterward, it spent ten non-consecutive weeks atop the chart while also being the first R&B album to spend its first seven weeks atop the chart since Whitney Houston's Whitney in 1987.

SZA For "Elle Magazine"

Elsewhere in the interview, SZA discusses being on the SOS Tour, growing up in New Jersey, interning for Pharrell Williams and Nigo’s clothing brand Billionaire Boys Club, and more.

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