R&B star SZA has urged fans to “be nice” to her manager after venting about hating her label online.
The “All the Stars: hitmaker has previously suggested her representative and Top Dawg Entertainment president Terrence “Punch” Henderson had been holding up plans to release new music.
Responding to a fan’s Instagram post about the performance of the track, which had peaked at #9, she wrote, “I really hate my label. So much.”
SZA, who is signed to both TDE and RCA, didn’t expand on her frustrations but she took to Twitter to try and calm fans down, insisting Punch isn’t the one to blame.
Punch is my manager (not a machine or a label) lol also been like my stage dad the last 10 yrs. be nice to him pls 🥺. he really fights for me. Not angry w him . Or anybody really . Jus my own choices .
— SZA (@sza) May 26, 2021
“Punch is my manager (not a machine or a label) lol,” she began. “also been like my stage dad the last 10 yrs. be nice to him pls. he really fights for me.”
She continued, “Not angry w (with) him. Or anybody really. Jus my own choices.”
SZA hasn’t released a new studio project since her critically-acclaimed 2017 debut album CTRL.