Big Sean Talks Supporting Kanye West In Politics And Wishes He Never Released “IDFWU”: If I Would Have Known Something This Tragic Would Have Happened, I Would Have Never Made The Song.”
“Everybody who I’ve ever respected in music has shown me respect back. Kanye changed my life, for real. That’s who saw me and saw my potential. That opportunity and that chance he gave me, I’ll never discount that. Obviously, I respect Eminem. Stevie Wonder. The list goes on. Even [Lil] Wayne — who was one of my biggest inspirations, too — takes up for me like he signed me, defending me on songs and being like, “Sean, he one of the greats.” Even if I never sell another record again, I can truly say that I was successful and manifested so many of my dreams that my life is already a success no matter what happens.”
“Who isn’t following it? Kanye is my brother, so it’s like … there have been so many times where he says something people may have thought was crazy, and I’ve seen him execute it. I was there when he was in debt for millions. He believed in himself, and now he’s out of debt. He’s one of few billionaires in hip-hop. More than anything, more than a presidency, I just want my brother to be happy. That’s the goal.”
“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. 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 then touched on anxiety associate with trying to force creativity, which can create anxiety of its own, which is one reason he tries to stay away from social media.
“I don’t go on social media that much. I go on there periodically, but I am a person who would easily get addicted to social media. I get on there and go from one thing to the next. It’s a rabbit hole. I just be looking up facts, random things. It wasn’t productive for me. For some people, that’s their means of income now, so it’s nothing to frown upon or to judge anybody over. But for me, personally, I get distracted.”
Adding, that because he doesn’t like to force creativity, it is what kept him from joining in with the rest of his G.O.O.D. music family and creating a 7-8 song project back in 2018.
“I just wasn’t feeling the vibe. That’s no disrespect. I was loving the projects, but I just couldn’t get in the groove. That’s just something you can’t force. I thought Kids See Ghosts was crazy. I liked Teyana’s album. All the projects were very unique. But when it was time for me to really get in there on that, I guess I wasn’t inspired. I was going through things in my head that I was still working out. I wasn’t ready to be creative right then. When I tried to force it, I realized I’d be in the studio just beating a dead horse, listening to a beat over and over and over. It would start to get torturous. I was looking at it as a job: “You gotta get this amount of work done, or else.” I was still more in an observant point, living through experiences in my life. I had to work my way back.”
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