Big Sean says ‘IDFWU’ not about Naya Rivera: ‘She knew about it, and she liked it’
'It wasn’t a diss to her,' the Detroit rapper said about his 2015 jam and his ex-fiance, who died in July. 'I truly made the song and played it for her.'
According to Detroit rapper Big Sean, “I Don’t F*** With You” was not written about his ex-girlfriend, late actress Naya Rivera.
While doing press for the Sep. 4 release of his fifth studio album, Detroit 2, Big Sean responded when Vulture asked if he regrets making his 2015 hit song, “IDFWU,” which some perceive to be about the Glee star. She drowned in early July while swimming with her four-year-old son in California’s Lake Piru. His answer implies there was no malice or negative intent put into the song’s production.
“It was hurtful to even have that [song] be associated with her. It wasn’t a diss to her. I truly made the song and played it for her. She knew about it, and she liked it. We had a breakup that was very public, and we were young, and we forgave each other and moved on from that,” Big Sean told Vulture.
Rivera is his ex-fiance. The two got engaged in October 2013, but it ended before they made it down the aisle.
Before discussing the misinformed perspectives about his song, the rapper acknowledged that he’s still dealing with the death of his long-term friend.
“That’s a tough question to answer because I’m still processing a lot of that … I don’t feel comfortable talking about it because I want to respect her. She’s made such an impact on people, and she’s done so many great things in her life and her career,” said Big Sean to the media outlet.
According to his full interview with Vulture, the 32-year-old veteran rapper is focused on peace, growth and self-actualization. He is constantly working to remain grounded and inspired so he can remain happy while producing his best work and uplifting others.
The Grammy-nominated MC posted a tribute to Rivera on July 18, a week after she passed, calling her a “hero,” The Grio reported.
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