Big Sean just opened up about the song he released after breaking up with Naya Rivera, explaining that it wasn’t actually a “diss track” despite it being labelled as such.
The two began dating back in 2013 and were even engaged before breaking up in 2015. Shortly after the breakup, Big Sean released the single “IDFWU.”
Vulture spoke to the California-born rapper who asked him about his ex girlfriend.
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 that it was hurtful to even have that [song] be associated with her.Big Sean
The “Finally Famous“ rapper continued,
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. If I would have known something this tragic would have happened, I would have never made the song.Big Sean
Naya addressed the song herself back in her 2016 memoir “Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up,” claiming that she had “begged” Sean not to make the song about a relationship because of the attention that their breakup had already received.