SZA confirms she had a Brazilian butt lift, or BBL

SZA, inset: stock image of surgeons
She is the latest celeb to admit to the cosmetic surgery. Photo credit: SZA / Instagram, Getty Images

Popular singer-songwriter SZA is the latest celebrity to confirm she has undergone the controversial Brazilian butt lift, a plastic surgery procedure commonly referred to as a BBL.

During an interview with Elle, SZA, real name Solána Imani Rowe, explained why she decided to undergo the dangerous surgery, which involves removing excess fat from areas such as the hips and abdomen and strategically injecting it into the buttocks to enhance, contour and add fullness. The cosmetic procedure carries a number of risks and has resulted in death.

"I treat my butt like a purse," the 33-year-old told the magazine. "It's just there to enhance whatever else. And that's why I paid for it, because it works all by itself."

The 'Kill Bill' singer added that she went under the knife for herself rather than because of "industry pressure".

"I always wanted a really fat ass with less gym time. I didn't succumb to industry pressure. I succumbed to my own eyes in the mirror and being like, 'No, I need more ass'," she said.

SZA, who recently starred in a campaign for Kim Kardashian's shapewear brand SKIMS, sparked speculation about the cosmetic procedure when she released her sophomore album SOS in December. In the title track, she sings, "So classic, that ass so fat, it look natural, it's not."

SZA kicked off the European leg of her SOS Tour in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Thursday. The tour, which began in February, will wrap up in Phoenix, Arizona on October 29.

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