SZA Tweets 'I Actually Quit,' Says TDE President Can Drop Album 'If He Ever Feels Like It'
After months of hinting at the release of a proper debut titled A, the album's no-show has R&B singer/songwriter SZA frustrated with her label, Top Dawg Entertainment. On Monday (Oct. 3), the First Lady of TDE typed in a now-deleted tweet, "I actually quit. @iamstillpunch can release my album if he ever feels like it. Y'all be blessed."
In the post, she calls out TDE president Punch, who shared a photo of the Batman villain, The Joker, and wrote "Lol." on his timeline after SZA's message.
In March, Punch told Billboard about the follow-up to 2014's Z is "bananas right now." He added, "It’s phenomenal. Between her last album and this one, there’s so much clarity in her vocals and her tone. It’s much more deliberate than it was on [Z]. There was a lot of ambient, vibe-y, moody type sounding records [on that album]. With this one, she’s giving you her, with a level of clarity that you haven’t heard from her yet.”
His comments arrived a week after Punch shared a photo on Instagram, outlining the label's rollout plans for 2016. So far, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad have been the only acts on the roster to release proper projects like Lamar's Untitled Unmastered project, which dropped in March; Q's Blank Face LP, released in July; and Rashad's The Sun's Tirade, which landed last month. Ab-Soul also released a new offering titled "Huey Knew."
While no release date was formally offered for SZA's record, she told Entertainment Weekly in May that it would be out “while everyone is still in a bathing suit." She appeared on Rihanna's Anti album, though, for the standout duet "Consideration."
A rep for SZA offered no comment on the tweet.