Lately, I’ve been having a major issue with people categorizing SZA as a “thot” or advocating for the “thot lifestyle”.
Thot strange word, right? I know some of my readers probably have peculiar expressions on their faces, wondering what in the hell does that mean?
Well my friends, this slanged terminology simply means Hoe or let me be politically correct, an avidly promiscuous individual.
As you can see I have a thing for digressing, but it’s all in good nature. I just want to clarify any misconceptions and allow my readers to understand what I’m saying.
I might have just added a new word to your vocabulary. You’re welcome 😉
I’m very aware of the fact that I don’t know SZA on a personal level. However, there’s something powerful about a music artist’s ability to be lyrically vulnerable, which helps bridge the gap between artist and fan, causing you to feel as if you really know them and share their pain.
Well let me say this I resonate all too well with the situation SZA sings about in her popular R&B track, as some may call it a thot anthem “The Weekend”
I’ll just sprinkle a tad bit on you. The content may be too heavy for the faint, uppity or judgmental hearted.
“My man is my man, is your man, heard that’s her man too Repeat. (…) Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I just keep him satisfied through the weekend. You like 9-5, I’m the weekend.”
Let me clarify this, in no way shape or form am I promoting infidelity/Side chick-ism. I simply just want people to actually listen to songs (not just the beat) hear the sources -in this case- the artist’s P.O.V, in order to truly get a sense of why they wrote the song? What place were they writing from? What influenced them to release their song to the public?
SZA starts off by saying “You say you got a girl, how you want me, how you want me, when you got a girl.” The latter verses explains that this young man clearly holds no emotional ties to any of the women he is sexually involved with. His sexual desires are fulfilled through various sexual partners.
SZA explains from her perspective that she enjoys being sexually intimate with him and desires to have it more often, so she is proposing to reach a compromise with the other women where she can selfishly have him all to herself throughout The Weekend. During weekdays, the other women can work it out amongst themselves. SZA is basically saying, he’s for everyone and each woman gets their fair share of his loving.
In this age and I’m sure many women of past generations have encountered experiences where they willingly accepted to play a role for the sake of their lover. Sometimes we as human beings. become selfless for our partners and blindly agree to what numerous other people would contest too. Those same people are the first to give you the vicious side eye, advising you how to live your life. Of course, it’s through their clean, unscratched, perfectly wiped narcissistic lenses.
I’ve played many roles in my life and I’m not proud of them all, neither am I ashamed. I’m a young woman who takes ownership. Maturity and growth is a daily learning task, not some intuitive instinct we’re born with. Everything takes time and we all live different lives. I’m not perfect, hell no one is. I support SZA’s stance on the weekend and stand firmly in her perspective that she is not promoting infidelity, thots or side chicks.
And I reiterate for the umpteenth time, this is not a “THOT ANTHEM”
When artists like SZA are willing to be candid and freely share their pain and life lessons through their love of music; I ask that you please listen and refrain from judgmental labels which only hold negative stigmas and connotations.
I am not a thot or a fucking whore. I am just an imperfect, flawed, sometimes naive, too nice, too understanding and accepting 20 something. What can I say? I guess that’s just the growing pains of a 20 something. Every experience is either a blessing or a lesson. My personal experiences may not be the best, but I’m grateful, now I can say yea I’ve encountered some situations where I traded my morals for the temporary fulfillment of lust. Yet I survived.
I might just help another maturing woman through her situation while withholding the I-am-holier-than-thou attitude.
Thank you SZA for your words and sharing your experience.
Sometimes the worse experiences are the best stories.
Here’s a link to the song as well, give it a listen and comment with your opinion of the lyrical message. I’d love to hear other perspectives.
And remember, Those who can’t relate are always the first to judge!!