"A 2010s update of "No Scrubs," 'Suga Mama' is a strike down against guys hanging out the passenger side of their best friend's ride, who expect their woman to pay for them instead of finding a source of income. Some of the lines of 'Suga Mama' are straight-up uproarious: "Ain't nobody love me like you do/I won't call you lazy… but how you pay for food?" the group asks, leaving no terms uncertain.", according to Jason Liphutz of Billboard.
"Musically I can’t name 'Suga Mama' as a favourite, but I love the lyrics — and you might just be crazy if you aren’t singing along. Clearly the girls are not in favour of being anyone’s sugar mama, because they need a man who can support himself. It may not be the most memorable song but it gets points for its original lyrics.", according to Rebecca Mattina of andPOP.
"'Suga Mama' is another track inspired by the great girl groups of a slightly older era (think Destiny’s Child or Danity Kane). Meghan Trainor co-wrote this one, and you can definitely hear her influence as well, if you’ve heard some stuff from her debut album Title. Over a bouncy, glitchy beat, the girls declare they don’t want to wine and dine their dates, so you won’t be getting any handouts from them. All of their voices are on point in this song, and their attitude is perfect for a feisty track like this. 'Suga Mama' is definitely another highlight from the album.", according to Marcel Jeremiah of PPcorn.