Emotional SZA says Kiwis have the 'rarest energy ever', begs them to 'bring NZ to the world'
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Emotional SZA says Kiwis have the 'rarest energy ever', begs them to 'bring NZ to the world'

“I literally cried this morning thinking about leaving here."

SZA's love for all things New Zealand is truly unmatched! She wrapped up her 'S.O.S' NZ tour with a bang at Spark Arena last night, and the 'Good Days' singer felt the love right back from the crowd.

At the end of her show, she urged her fans to bring “New Zealand's energy to the world”.

“I literally cried this morning thinking about leaving here,” SZA said.

“Because I’ve never experienced energy like this anywhere else. I want you to understand that as somebody who isn’t from here and isn’t used to this, how unusual and refreshing it is.”

Getting emotional, she continued: “What I’m begging you to do is please take this into the world. Please take it on to the internet, take it wherever you go, please.”

“You all have some of the rarest energy I’ve ever encountered in my life. I am begging you to please spread New Zealand to the world.”

It’s always special to see how passionate our crowd can be, but for SZA to really feel the power of our culture is UNREAL.

Before she left the stage, the crowd got together to give SZA a powerful karakia (prayer) as she said goodbye to the country.

“We’re gonna do a karakia to send SZA off in the right way,” one fan led Kiwi fans as SZA held up a Tino Rangatiratanga flag (National Māori flag).

“So together I would like us all to tautoko (support) her, but we’re gonna do this silently. If you know it join in,” the fan added. 

It was incredible to see how quiet the crowd went to honour SZA and her time here in NZ.

The crowd erupted into a booming cheer as they ended the beautiful karakia, and the huge smile on SZA’s face said it all.

Taking to Twitter late last night, SZA wrote: “I’ve never had more ppl pray for me and over me than In New Zealand no joke every day it’s a diff person or group. The arena sound broke my in ears I couldn’t keep them in it was so loud... I never wanna leave this place 😩🥹🥲”

She even immersed herself as far as getting a stunning kirituhi from a local Māori tattoo artist.

Posting a photo on her Instagram story, she wrote: "Kirituhi by @maia_ink_leroy one side represents my mother's lineage the other my fathers. Thank you".

We love you SZA! Come back asap, we're open arms.