SZA on her Grammy nominations: “I️ can’t even believe I’ve been considered”

“This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame,” she wrote on Instagram.

November 29, 2017

I️ remember pretending to be vegan cause that’s all I️ could afford lol (chips avocado n salad mix ) I️ remember sleeping on everyone’s couch cause I missed the train AGAIN (thank yall for having me lol ) . Sold my beloved 500$ grillz for 50 bucks at the gold shop for train fair( I️ was SICK 😩 lol ). I️ BEGGED Punch for writers on this project cus I️ thought no one would ever like me the way I️ was . He said “U don’t need em”. I️ remember crying cus I️ didn’t have any hits or a quantifiable “sound”.. I️ remember feeling like damn maybe I suck . maybe I️ should try something else ? Maybe I’m jus wasting space ..Life’s weird . I️ Didn’t have any friends growing up. never gave my parents an opportunity to say “wow my kids killing it” didn’t graduate or do any fly shit before my nana died . been fired from every job I️ ever had ..I remember sobbing on the phone w punch pleading for the album not to come out cause I️ couldn’t take the embarrassment . Just wanted another week . Another day ?..he ignored me n said I’d be fine...This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame. I️ dunno what to say cause I️ dunno how to accept this is even happening to me lol ? I’ve never won anything in my life even until this week (THANK YOU SOULTRAIN AWARDS!!) it all just feels strange somehow BUT IM SO OVERWHELMINGLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS STRANGENESS!! . I’m so in awe of Gods plan.. I just wanna live up to it. Thank you for listening to me.. thank you for understanding me.. thank u for bonding w my thoughts just the way they were. INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. I️ can’t even believe I’ve been considered. God bless every person who worked on this album or gave it an ear (specially the producers of the century @somethingnebula @iam_c_lang @thankgod4cody 💜) . Thank you Top and Punch for believing in me no matter what (even when I’m on your LAST nerves😊) . Thank u RCA for giving me new wings🙏🏾 THANK YOU GOD FOR THIS LIFE I️ DONT UNDERSTAND . #Ctrl.. a concept . #mygrannynominatedfor5grammys #TDE

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After The Recording Academy nominated her for five Grammys on Tuesday, SZA shared a response on Instagram. I️ remember pretending to be vegan cause that’s all I️ could afford lol (chips avocado n salad mix )," she wrote. "I️ remember sleeping on everyone’s couch cause I missed the train AGAIN (thank yall for having me lol )...This entire thing puts my wildest dreams to shame."

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The TDE singer said that she had never won an award until the past week, when she took home two honors at the Soul Train Awards. "I’m so in awe of Gods plan," she wrote. "I just wanna live up to it. Thank you for listening to me.. thank you for understanding me.. thank u for bonding w my thoughts just the way they were. INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. I️ can’t even believe I’ve been considered."

On Tuesday, SZA was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance for "The Weekend," Best R&B Song for "Supermodel," and Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Love Galore." See the full list of Grammy nominees here.

SZA on her Grammy nominations: “I️ can’t even believe I’ve been considered”