Jazmine Sullivan’s “Tragic” begins with a sample of Congresswoman Maxine Waters talking to Secretary-Treasurer Steve Mnuchin during a 2017 deposition. Sullivan and Dutch singer-songwriter Levan Kali co-wrote “Tragic.” They use Waters’ phrase “reclaiming my time” as a leitmotif throughout the song. When a lover disappoints, Sullivan takes back her personal space with fierce emotion expressed with Sunday shouts. Sullivan’s Heaux Tales came out earlier this year and has already proven to be one of the best this year. She will perform at Essence Music Festival this weekend which will be virtual.