Big Sean canceled: Rapper clarifies 'IDFWU' song wasn't a diss to late Naya Rivera as #bigseanpartyisover trends

Naya Rivera and Big Sean began dating in 2013 and a few months later announced their engagement. But the duo split in 2014 after which Sean released a song 'IDFWU' which was seen as a diss track


                            Big Sean canceled: Rapper clarifies 'IDFWU' song wasn't a diss to late Naya Rivera as #bigseanpartyisover trends
Big Sean and Naya Rivera (Getty Images)

Fans are still processing the tragic death of the actor and singer Naya Rivera. The 'Glee' star had gone missing on July 8. The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office released the autopsy's findings on Tuesday, July 14, where they confirmed that the body that was found on July 13 was of Rivera. They also listed the manner of her death as an accident. The 33-year-old actress is believed to have drowned on July 8 when she had gone boating with her four-year-old son Jose. The two had gone to Lake Piru, 56 miles from Los Angeles.

Rivera's debut single ‘Sorry’ in 2013, had featured rapper Big Sean. That same year the two began dating and a few months later announced their engagement. But the duo split in 2014. After their breakup, according to Heavy, she had claimed on Twitter that Sean had stolen her expensive Rolex watch, which the latter denied. In an interview with Complex, the rapper said, “First of all, why would I have to steal a Rolex? 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.”

There were rumors that ‘I Don’t F**k With You’ (IDFWU), his hit single from the album 'Dark Sky Paradise' was a jibe at Rivera, he had told Complex that it isn’t about her. But initially, admitted, he "wrote the last verse and [the line] 'and everyday I wake up celebrating s**t, why? ‘Cause I just dodged a bullet from a crazy b***h,'” about the breakup with Rivera, before repeating that the song “did not come from a bitter place at all.”

Recently, while talking about his latest album ‘Detroit 2’ with Vulture, Sean was asked, if he regrets making ‘IDFWU’, as many had assumed it was about the late actress, he said, “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.”

But fans of the late actress soon took to Twitter to ‘cancel’ the musician and #bigseanisoverparty began trending. One angry user took a screenshot of his quote and said, "It's the ‘if i wouldve known something this tragic wouldve happened’ like if this all didnt happen he wouldnt feel bad about this diss track at all which is so twisted???? shouldve attempted to be a decent person and just never released it in the first place #bigseanisoverparty."



 

 

Another said, "Big Sean is definition of not giving someone their flowers while they’re alive.He literally watched as Naya was getting dragged 4 his song IDFWU but not that she’s dead he wants to lie and say it wasn’t about her and make up some fake conversation he had w her #bigseanisoverparty"



 

 

Another said, "Its a lie, he has no respect for her. #bigseanisoverparty"



 

 

One alleged, "Naya didn't even want to be included in a song about their break-up, let alone a song like IDFWY. big sean is talking shit when she isn't even here to defend herself and it's so damn disrespectful. let her rest in peace and stop using her name to stay relevant #bigseanisoverparty."



 

 

However, there were a few who did not agree with this 'canceling' party. One user said, "Big Sean is a genuinely good person who does a lot for the community. He released IDFWU during a bad breakup in 2015 and has grown since then. He is still grieving the loss of his ex. It’s ridiculous that people are trying to cancel him #bigseanisoverparty #RIPNayaRivera"



 

 

Another said, "Why are people trying to cancel big Sean #bigseanisoverparty like u guys r only pressed because Naya passed. This was 4 years ago why are u cancelling him it’s not his fault she passed."



 

 

After she died, Sean had posted a photo of Rivera on his Instagram page to express his feelings about her death. He had written, "Rest In Peace Naya, God Bless your Soul! Thank you for blessing us all with your talent and presence. you are a hero! Not just because of how you saved your son, also because of the barriers you knocked down for so many people to make them feel confident in themselves and to stand tall and be proud when they couldn’t achieve that on their own. I appreciate and cherish everything that ever happened between us for making me wiser and a better person. I’m still grieving and in shock, I can’t believe this is real. I’m praying for you and your family and I know your watching over them and protecting them. Rest In Peace Naya."

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