Big Sean’s new songs released today continue the rapper’s streak of dissing his ex-girlfriend Naya Rivera. Big Sean put out two new songs entitled “No More Interviews” and “Bounce Back,” and sharp-eared listeners may have noticed some cutting lyrics in “No More Interviews” that may be referencing Rivera.
Big Sean dated Naya Rivera from 2013 to 2014, and was engaged to her before ending the relationship. He references their romantic history together in “No More Interviews,” dissing Rivera’s decision to write a tell-all book about their romantic history together. Rivera’s book Sorry Not Sorry came out earlier this year.
“And you know the funny thing about it is my ex wanna write a tell-all / F***ed up thing about it is she ain’t even tell all / Like how I introduced her to meditation, positive thinking / And the books she probably read in daily rotation”
Big Sean, however, was not done there. He went on to diss Naya Rivera’s usage of plastic surgery, and referenced his hit song “IDFWU,” which was widely known to be about Naya Rivera.
“So I won’t get you embarrassed / I won’t tell them the other parts of you that’s plastic / This my last time putting my ex in a song even though my last one went triple platinum”
While Big Sean says that this will be his “last time” mentioning Rivera in a song, he has had a long history of insulting her, especially when collaborating with Ariana Grande, whom he dated after Rivera. To add insult to injury, it is possible that Big Sean started dating Grande while he was still engaged to Naya Rivera – the actress mentions in Sorry Not Sorry that she found Grande in Big Sean’s house near the end of their relationship.
While Grande and Big Sean broke up in early 2015, they had plenty of time to record songs dissing Naya Rivera. In their 2015 collaboration “Research,” Big Sean raps about a past girlfriend of his who was unfaithful and flirted with other rappers.
“I saw you wearing Drake’s chain like you were part of his crew / I saw you chillin’ with Meek Mill at the Summer Jam ohh / I hope my eye’s the one that’s lying to me girl and not you”
“Research” wasn’t the only song off of Dark Sky Paradise where Big Sean dissed Naya Rivera in his lyrics. The rapper also referenced their past in “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers),” and included an oddly specific reference to Rolexes.
“I done had a Rolex longer than I had relationships, I’m embarrassed to say that sh*t”
While the Rolex reference may seem innocuous, Hollywood Lifetheorizes that Big Sean is calling out Rivera for accusing him of stealing a Rolex watch from her. By saying that he had the Rolex, Big Sean denies Rivera’s claims of theft against him.
Big Sean’s animosity towards Rivera even spread into his collaborations with other artists. “Open Wide,” an EDM-inspired track by Big Sean and Calvin Harris, featured some extremely pointed and cruel lyrics about a past relationship of Big Sean’s. The rapper narrates his experience ending the relationship, alluding to the fact that it possibly ended over a single text message.
“Lookin’ at your last text / Damn did you even really mean it? / Did you even look through it, did you even read it? / I been breakin’ up with girls since I was 15 / It’s the only thing that hasn’t got easier”
Later in the song, Big Sean disses Naya Rivera over canceling their planned wedding, rapping “If we set a wedding date, don’t call off.”
Lastly, Big Sean found massive commercial success by dissing Naya Rivera in “IDFWU,” an explicit song with a chorus filled with expletives and insults. Big Sean truly exalts in the end of his relationship with Rivera, rapping that “everyday I wake up celebrating sh*t, why? / Cause I just dodged a bullet from a crazy b*tch.”
Big Sean also references his newfound romance with Ariana Grande, presumably to rub it in Rivera’s face. He implies that getting together with Grande helped him move on from Rivera.
“I got a new chick that I gotta thank God for… / It seems like nowadays everybody breakin’ up / That sh*t can break you down if you lose a good girl / I guess you need a bad b*tch to come around and make it up”
Although Big Sean promises in “No More Interviews” that he is done insulting Rivera in his music, his past history indicates that he is not going to stop anytime soon. Do you think Big Sean disses Naya Rivera in his newest song?
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