Big Sean has shut down years of claims that his hit single, I Don’t F**k With You, was a ‘diss’ towards his late ex Naya Rivera.
The 32-year-old rapper famously released the unapologetic track in 2014 after he split from the Glee star, who tragically died in a boating accident in July.
They began dating in 2013 and were also engaged but their relationship ended more than a year later with a highly-publicised and bitter split.
It was widely rumoured that Naya was the subject of IDFWU but Big Sean has now set the record straight.
When asked if he ‘regrets’ releasing the song, the rapper told Vulture: ‘That’s a tough question to answer because 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.’
He then clarified: ‘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.’
Referring to her untimely death, Big Sean stated: ‘If I would have known something this tragic would have happened, I would have never made the song.’
Naya, who was 33, went missing during a boating trip at Lake Piru, California with her four-year-old son Josey on July 8.
The TV star’s body was found several days later and her death was ruled an accidental drowning.
Big Sean, real name Sean Anderson, first spoke out about Naya’s death a week after her body was found.
Paying tribute to his former fiancee, the Grammy-nominated rapper wrote in an Instagram post: ‘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.’
He continued: ‘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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