Big Sean: I “Thank God” For Ariana Grande, “This Is Something Special”
Describing Grande as a “new chick that [he’s] gotta thank God for,” Sean explains, “We started as friends. I’d never done that. Usually you meet a girl and then start dating. We always saw each other in the studio, and we’d talk about songs we were working on. It was cool to have a girl that I could talk to about my problems. I did that with her.”
“It’s not some fake-ass, inauthentic sh*t when I say we were friends,” he adds. “This is something special and I appreciate every moment of it.” As for the complications of dating another celebrity, Sean says, “I don’t think about it like that. You can’t be afraid, because when you’re afraid you don’t give it your all.”
The rapper and Rivera split last year amid rumors of infidelity, but Sean denies them, saying that the former couple’s relationship had become a series of arguments. He does strike back at one bizarre rumor Rivera started, when she tweeted that he’d stolen a Rolex from her.
“First of all, why would I have to steal a Rolex?” he asks Complex. “Second of all, every Rolex that I have, I have receipts for, papers for, certificates of authenticity for. I would never steal a Rolex from anybody. You see that tweet got deleted in like 20 seconds.” Sean does not seem shocked by Rivera’s alleged lie. “I felt like it was unnecessary drama ’cause in my eyes it wasn’t true. I wasn’t surprised by it,” he says, laughing. “Even though I didn’t steal anything, I wasn’t surprised by it.”
After a turbulent year of highs and lows, he’s preparing a new album called Dark Sky Paradise. Sean says the title “fits it so perfect to me. There were a lot of thunderstorms in my life. A lot of rumbling, a lot of lightning. Then sunshine came.” What do you think about what Sean has to say?