2.9.2017

Big Sean Talks Jhené Aiko, Kendrick Lamar, & Suicidal Thoughts on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Hot off the release of I Decided., Big Sean opeed up about the album during an interview with “The Breakfast Club.”

One of the tracks Sean Don spoke about was “Sunday Morning Jetpack,” in which he raps about girls who were always jealous of him and Jhené Aiko.

“People used to always be like, ‘What’s up with you and Jhené?'” he recalls, admitting that he took a liking to his collaborator long before they got together. “There’s always been feelings for her, just to keep it honest. She’s a great person.”

Aiko, of course, was married to producer Dot Da Genius before her relationship with Sean became public last year. Asked whether he’s afraid of a potential problem with Dot, the Detroit spitter responded confidently. “No,” he said. “No way. I’m not afraid of no confrontation.”

During the interview, Sean also addressed a line about suicidal thoughts on “Voices in My Head/Stick to the Plan.” “Voices in my head attacking what I’m thinking,” he raps. “Bullet to the head might be the way to free it.”

“I go through real shit all the time,” he explained, admitting that he’s struggled with suicidal thoughts in the past. “I’m not saying I was going to do it. I’m saying I thought about it…God got me through that point. My family got me through that point. Unconditional love is more important than anything. That’s something money can’t buy.”

Elsewhere during the 34-minute conversation, Sean said he didn’t feel like Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse was better than his and that he feels he’s the best rapper out. He also talked about working with Eminem, how he got a Roc-A-Fella chain from Jay Z, and what he’s up to with Metro Boomin. See highlights from the Q&A below.

On Kendrick Lamar having a better “Control” verse: “No he didn’t. Stop it. Stop it. How long ago was that? What year is this? And I still don’t feel like I got washed anyway, ni**a.”

On Eminem: “It was refreshing to hear him. He brought a whole new style to his catalog, to the rap game, how he was describing all that stuff.”

On his new Roc-a-Fella chain: “Hov said he made it for me. I never thought I’d have a Roc-A-Fella chain, to keep it real. It was always one of those things, growing up, you want a Roc-A-Fella chain. It was the most iconic chain to me, growing up…But the Roc-A-Fella chain was second to none. I was having a conversation with him about it…Then, all of a sudden he hit me and was like, ‘What size you want? The full size or the mid size?’ I’m like, ‘Full size!’ Anyway, he gave it to me. Hit me and was like, ‘Go pick it up from the jeweler.’ He said, ‘You earned it, man.'”

On confidence: “Every time I step into that booth, I feel like I’m the best rapper. I feel like I’m the best at what I do. Ni**a, this 2017. This the time for all of us to feel like we’re the best at what we do.”

On Metro Boomin: “I was just talking to Metro like, ‘We might have to do a whole project or something.”

On Migos: “I got love for the Migos. Anybody who keeping it raw and not giving a fuck about what people saying, just doing their thing, I got respect for. I remember when I met them, I remember Quavo talking about, ‘You one of the ones we look up to. You one of our OGs.’ I’m sitting there thinking, ‘I’m probably like two years older.’ But when I came in the game, I was 19.”