In a new profile for Rolling Stone published on Tuesday (October 3), the Grammy winner discussed her dating life and also revealed that she recently broke up with her partner of six years.
“I hate being a long-term bitch,” she admitted, saying that she has also dated casually in the past, at which point she brought up Drake. The two briefly started seeing each other when she was spending a lot of time in New York during the late 2010s, but nothing ever came of it.
The 33-year-old singer clarified that they “were really young” and that “It wasn’t hot and heavy or anything. It was like youth vibes. It was so childish.”
In our new cover story, @sza talks about…
» her 'SOS' deluxe
» her competitive spirit
» dating Drake in 2009
» her relationship with her fans
» the Grammys being "one of the weirdest rooms ever"
» why she makes music
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 3, 2023
In 2020, Drake dropped a bombshell when he revealed he used to date SZA on 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s “Mr. Right Now.” The topic was all over social media due to both artists being A-listers, but also because the New Jersey singer could have been underage based on Drizzy claiming they were together in 2008.
“Yeah, said she wanna fuck to some SZA, wait/Cause I used to date SZA back in ’08/If you cool with it, baby, she can still play,” the Toronto native rhymes.
The Top Dawg Entertainment singer subsequently took to Twitter to confirm their relationship and to clarify that she was over the age of 18.
“So it was actually 2009 lol,” she wrote. “In this case a year of poetic rap license mattered. Lol I think he jus innocently rhymed 08 w wait. Anybody who really knows me and was around during this time can confirm.. it’s all love all peace.”
She added, “I just didn’t want anybody thinking anything underage or creepy was happening. Completely innocent. Lifetimes ago.”
Last month, the duo put the dating drama behind them and released their first-ever song together, “Slime You Out.”