Superstar American rapper, Big Sean has disclosed that he wouldn’t have made his ‘IDFWU’ hit if he knew his ex-girlfriend and Glee Star, Naya Rivera will die so tragically.
The rapper who opened up on Rivera’s death and the song that has long been associated by fans with their 2014 breakup in an interview with New York Magazine, explained that the song wasn’t a diss to her.
Responding to a question of having regrets about the song, Big Sean said it was hurtful to even have that [song] associated with his ex-girlfriend as she has had a great impact on people and has done so many great things in her life and her career.
“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. That song wasn’t a diss to 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.”
Sean and Rivera started dating in 2013 and got engaged in October of that year. Sean broke the engagement off by April 2014, saying at the time that it was a “difficult decision.” Three months later, Rivera married Ryan Dorsey, with whom she shared son Josey, 4. She and Dorsey finalized their divorce in 2018.
Rivera however accidentally drowned in July while swimming with Josey at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. Her body was recovered from the lake on July 13, five days after she first went missing.