Though some credit her success to nepotism (especially following the release of her 2020 essay collection, No One Asked For This), Cazzie said she's more aware of her privilege than people probably realize. "Unfortunately I'm hyper self-aware, to a fault," Cazzie said of her Hollywood connections and advantages during a November 2020 interview with Entertainment Weekly. ". . . It's just the kind of thing where every time I enter a room I'm like, 'I'm sorry. I'm here. I know I'm privileged.' I'm aware it's very unappealing, and I don't know what to do about it. It's a horrible quality."
However, though Cazzie is aware of the pull her famous parents have, she feels certain that she couldn't have succeeded without her own talent. "I know there's a world where I wouldn't have gotten this book published if I didn't grow up the way I did," she added, "but that didn't help me write the book. I hope maybe my writing is just as loud as my blatant privilege is."