SZA was 'shocked' Phoebe Bridgers agreed to feature on Ghost in the Machine

SZA never expected Phoebe Bridges to be so 'hilarious' credit:Bang Showbiz
SZA never expected Phoebe Bridges to be so 'hilarious' credit:Bang Showbiz

SZA was "shocked" that Phoebe Bridgers agreed to feature on 'Ghost in the Machine'.

The 'Kill Bill' hitmaker has admitted she thought the 28-year-old singer-songwriter would turn down the collaboration for her album 'SOS' and she couldn't believe how much she "downplayed" her contribution.

Speaking to Alternative Press magazine, she said: “I didn’t think that [Bridgers] would come to the studio, let alone actually get on the song, so I was shocked.

“She was so f****** nice, and we had the best time — she’s hilarious. I had no idea she was that funny. She literally downplayed what she did so crazy … I couldn’t believe it. She downplayed it even when she was done. She was like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. ’ I was like, ‘This is incredible. You’re insane.’ But she’s just great. She’s great! I love when she’s speaking like, ‘You’re not wrong, you’re an a**hole.’ I love that … She just screams iconic vibes.”

The 33-year-old star - whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe - also vowed to continue making music that is outside of the R+B "box" people place her in.

She said: “I’m always gonna throw a bunch of wild cards. People didn’t pay attention when it was ‘Drew Barrymore’ or ‘Prom'.

“I never thought like, ‘This is a phase.’ I’ve always combined s*** together. It was never just one thing. I just think I have a bigger profile now, and people are like, ‘OK, you’re supposed to get in a box and stay in a box.’ You wanna call me R+B so bad because I’m Black, but you don’t get to define me, though. I appreciate your opinion, but that doesn’t mean that’s who I am.”