SZA went back to school earlier this week, as Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey voted her into their hall of fame. The R&B star graduated in 2008 when she was known as Solana Imani Rowe, and according to her acceptance speech, she didn’t go to prom back in the day because she wasn’t popular enough to have a date.
In addition to shouting out her art teacher, encouraging students to design their own world, and asserting, “you are never too young to trust yourself,” she performed “The Weekend” from her 2017 album Ctrl. Despite recent concerns about the state of her vocal chords, she’s still killing it. Check out footage from the event below.
Words of wisdom “You are never too young to trust yourself ✨✨💓 #sza
SZA singing “The Weekend” with the crowd during her visit at her old High School in New Jersey ❤️ • 📹: @lexillew_
#Swipe Trust yourself, trust the process, and definitely trust God. Sza you definitely deserved this I am happy and proud of you ✨👏🏾 continue to tell your story and inspire all of us 💕 #sza
Revisit the Solange-directed music video for “The Weekend” below.
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