On the eve of Christmas Eve, Big Sean dropped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to perform his anthem “I Don’t F**k With You.” With some help from The Roots and E-40, he delivered the clean edit of the Kanye West and DJ Mustard-produced single, which peaked at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. And no, nothing’s wrong with your TV—most of the performance aired in black and white.
The Detroit rapper’s third album is set to drop in early 2015. “It’s something honest, [I] kept it real,” said Sean of the follow-up to 2013’s Hall of Fame. “It’s definitely different than anything I’ve done. I kinda treated it like when I work on my mixtapes—don’t think about it, set a goal, focus on it, and just knock it out and have fun with it.”
Earlier this week, Sean’s grandmother passed away. To honor her many accomplishments, he penned a touching tribute on Instagram.
“Im having a hard time accepting her death, but I must acknowledge my grandma’s life, a true hero,” he said. “She made a better life for me and the rest of my family, and I will forever be grateful I got to know and be loved by such an amazing woman! I’m so proud of her.”
My grandma passed away a couple days ago. I haven't said anything to anyone because honestly I feel like she's still here. I definitely can feel her consciousness. Im having a hard time accepting her death, but I must acknowledge my grandma's life, a true hero. She was a black female Captain in World War 2 (one of the 1st), got her degree at West Virginia State University, and her Masters degree at U of M. After school she became a police officer in Detroit, which at the time was very rare for women to be officers in Detroit. Then she became a caring teacher and counselor. She was the best grandma anyone could ever ask for. From the Sunday Dinners, home cooked meals, and how special she made us feel on our birthdays by baking us the cakes we loved most. She put her heart and more into anything she was involved in. She gave as much as she could to her family and the world! She completely made something out of nothing. When I was growing up, there were people interviewing my grandma about her life because she's done and seen so many amazing things. She supported me so much in every aspect and part of my life, even when I went against what was becoming traditional in our family, and didn't go to college to pursue music. She made a better life for me and the rest of my family, and I will forever be grateful I got to know and be loved by such an amazing woman! I'm so proud of her. She was truly a treasure to this world and everyone she came in contact with. She's the reason why I'm so passionate about giving back. Her spirit will live through her family. We miss and love u so much Grandma!