SZA just dropped the music video for her certified-platinum anthem “The Weekend” on Dec. 22. While the track quickly became a fan favorite off her debut album, CTRL, reactions to the video weren’t as enthusiastic. Overall, Twitter fans seemed to be underwhelmed by SZA's music video and they’re pointing the finger at its director, Solange Knowles.
When SZA first announced that she was working with Solange on the video, fans were ecstatic. But after seeing the video, people had a much different opinion. Of course, like anything else Solange does, the video was beautiful, but fans took issue with the fact that the visuals didn’t match the lyrical content.
As we all know, there was a lot of debate about the narrative SZA was conveying. Many believed “The Weekend” was a "side chick anthem," but that’s not what they got from the video. Instead, people suggested its aesthetic was much more along the lines of Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky” video rather than the seductive art they would’ve liked to see.
While they love Solange and SZA separately, many feel like their art doesn't necessarily fit together. Did you think "The Weekend" was a hit or miss? Check out more reactions below.
The problem with the weekend video is solange directed it for solange's taste and image. Not sza's. It also doesn't coincide with the song. Boo— Ric Flair Drip (@SoulCompanyx) December 22, 2017
Me when Solange cut and paste Cranes over The Weekend pic.twitter.com/hqX4KNc4Ms— 🎄☃️JollyHive🎅🏽🎁 (@CrazyFaceChico) December 22, 2017
When Sza’s song the Weekend ends and that cheering starts— . (@ktgonkt) December 22, 2017
Solange you ruined the weekend music Video pic.twitter.com/Uj7WprmlBw— FESTIVE YONCÉ🎄 (@Beyondbeys) December 22, 2017
me pretending to understand The Weekend music video only because i like SZA and Solange pic.twitter.com/uvsQkenZk1— poc teenager🎄 (@aubreysoctober) December 22, 2017
SZA.....sis.....that is really what you gave us for your The Weekend music video.....dancing in a fucking parking garage? No side chicks? No fine ass leading man? Just throwing your arms around on top of a building? pic.twitter.com/6K3XYeJO7D— I Luh God ✨ (@aVeryRichBish) December 22, 2017
the weekend video looks like solange was just zooming in on sza with snapchat— amani (@amaniaIex) December 22, 2017
The Weekend went platinum for the story in the lyrics and we got Cranes In The Sky 2.0 for the video.— kae (@sportyidk) December 22, 2017
Sza gave us that weak video for The Weekend, with no side chicks, no side motherfuckers, no main chick... nothing. just her dancing in a garage. Stop running away from the fact that it's a side chick anthem. The video should of had hell of drama and tea— Alina (@alinathequeenx) December 22, 2017
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