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Big Sean Said He "Would Never Have Made" That Song About Naya Rivera If He'd Known She'd Die So Tragically

"If I would have known something this tragic would have happened, I would have never made the song."

Big Sean just opened up about the song he released after breaking up with Naya Rivera, explaining that it wasn't actually a "diss track" despite it being labelled as such.

The pair began dating back in 2013 and were even engaged before breaking up the following year. A couple of months later, Sean dropped the single "IDFWU", which was widely suspected to be about his ex-fiancée.

But when asked about the song in a recent interview with Vulture, the rapper said it wasn't a diss track and expressed regret over the "hurtful" song ever being associated with Naya.

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"I'm still processing a lot of that," Sean said when asked about the track. "I don't feel comfortable talking about it because I want to respect her."

He continued: "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."

Naya addressed the song herself back in her 2016 memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up, claiming that she had "begged" Sean not to make the song about a relationship because of the attention that their breakup had already received.

Sean's comments come after Naya tragically died in an incident at a California lake earlier this summer.

Sean was one of many to post tributes to the late star, writing at the time: "Rest In Peace Naya, God Bless your Soul!"

You can read Big Sean's full Vulture interview here.