SZA, who is receiving the rule breaker award at the 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec. 6 in New York City, sat down with Billboard ahead of the big night to look at some photographs from her childhood and to share some words of wisdom for her younger self.
First, the singer is shown a picture from her eleventh birthday party, where she can be seen smiling and excitedly holding up a gift that she was given. “I received a Bath and Body Works set and I was really, really hype because I felt like cool girls smell nice,” the singer tells Billboard. “And my sister really smelled nice all the time and I wanted to attempt to join her.”
“It's just a grown-ass gift for a little girl,” she adds. “But either way, I'm grateful that I'm clean and this was free. But these glasses are iconic. When I lost them, it was devastating. I love this necklace. This is a choker from Jamaica, actually from the year before that I got on my tenth birthday.”