SZA fans were sent into a whirlwind by some of the artist's recent photographs. Her new looks had many questioning the authenticity of her features, wondering whether the singer went under the knife. What many don't know about SZA is the fact that her physical transformation has been years in the making. When the R&B star began her career, she weighed 190 lbs.

The CTRL artist opened up about the reasons behind the evolution of her appearance during the Dove-curated "Girl Collective" summit in Los Angeles. The 27-year-old said she wasn't totally aware of how the way she carried herself outwardly was a form of communication. 

"It's all about where it starts in your mind. I think there are a lot of standards that people told me about that I didn't see. I started, I was 190 pounds, I only wore my dad's big t-shirts and socks on stage, no shoes, and didn't even notice; never complained or tripped about my makeup."

SZA specifies that her management was totally onboard with her carefree style. The aesthetic switch-up came from her own desire to evolve.

"It was just a matter of where I was in my mind, but I did also come out of that space where I was like, I feel like I want to change. I want to be different. I want to grow. I want to learn. I think it’s one thing to be comfortable, but then it’s one thing to not see your full potential and your full picture. The standard should really come [from] within."