SZA’s Bug Manicure at iHeartMusic Awards Makes a Statement

SZA served a show-stopping look at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, complete with a manicure that was anything but ordinary. The singer, known for her unique style, took inspiration from the natural world for her nail art.

Created by LA-based nail artist @puttheminacoffin, SZA’s manicure featured a classic French base adorned with a variety of realistic-looking insects. The design showcased a whimsical collection of creepy crawlies, from ants and ladybugs to a delicate dragonfly and a detailed grasshopper. On one nail, the traditional white French tip was even replaced by a stunning monarch butterfly wing.

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SZA’s love for insects isn’t new. This elaborate manicure wasn’t just a one-off statement piece; it hinted at a deeper fascination. The singer’s past interviews reveal her long-standing appreciation for these often misunderstood creatures.  

She’s spoken about overcoming societal perceptions of insects as scary and instead finding beauty in their intricate forms.

SZA iHeartMusic Awards 2024
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This isn’t the first time SZA has blurred the lines between fashion and nature. On the night of the awards, she complimented her bug-adorned nails with a flowing marigold dress and bold bronzy makeup. The entire ensemble exuded confidence and artistic flair.

SZA’s night wasn’t just about making a statement on the red carpet. She also took home a well-deserved trio of awards: ‘R&B Song of the Year’ for ‘Snooze’, ‘R&B Album of the Year’ for her critically acclaimed ‘SOS’ and ‘R&B Artist of the Year.’ This impressive haul adds to her growing list of accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for ‘Snooze’ earlier this year.

-Sushmita Sarkar