SZA‘s runaway success following her “SOS” album final yr wasn’t sufficient for the MTV VMAs committee to appoint her for Artist of the 12 months … a transfer Prime Dawg Leisure deemed disrespectful sufficient to yank her from the present.
Terrence ‘Punch’ Henderson informed THR on Friday, he repeatedly tried to get readability as to why her album’s 10-week run at No. 1 did not earn her even a nomination alongside Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, Shakira, Karol G and Taylor Swift.
SZA was nominated for different awards, and was scheduled to carry out, however as Punch put it … “Why go carry out and do that if she’s not going to be revered to the very best degree?”
He says that is why he successfully terminated all issues VMAs for SZA this yr. So far as who’s actually beefing … Punch says it is all him, not SZA, harboring the animosity. He says it is not in SZA’s character to carry this kinda grudge.
MTV is boasting its highest-ever VMA impressions on social media, proof they did one thing proper with the viewing viewers — however it wasn’t ok to get SZA onstage that night time.
We reached out to MTV for additional clarification … thus far, radio silence.