SZA’s debut studio album, Ctrl was released to universal acclaim from music critics. The album earned her four Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist, at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. SZA was recently among the stars at the 64th Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday night, April 3; she also explained why she was on crutches.
After 13 nominations, the TDE songstress finally received her first Grammy award for her collaboration with Doja Cat on “Kiss Me More,” which won Best Pop/Duo Group Performance.
SZA’s big moment, however, came with some difficulty, as she hobbled to the stage on crutches to accept the award alongside Doja Cat. “Thank you, Doja,” she said after the Planet Her star showered her with compliments. “Thank you to my mother, thank you to God, and thank you to all of you.”
SZA also explained why she was on crutches, revealing that she had an untimely injury the day before the Grammys.
“It’s very funny because I fell out of bed right before it was time to leave and get ready for this, like the day before. But that’s the way it goes. Everything awesome in my life has always come with something very random, but it just adds to the energy.”
On Twitter, Top Dawg Entertainment president Terrence “Punch” Henderson shed more light on SZA’s injury while praising her for not letting it ruin her big night. “SZA twisted her ankle the night before the awards, really hours before. She almost cancelled,” he wrote. “It was super inspiring to see her power thru and make it at the tail end of the red carpet and then go up on stage with crutches to get the trophy with doja. Salute.”
We hope she recovers quickly. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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