Big Sean dropped his new single “Deep Reverence” last night as he rolls out his forthcoming new album ‘Detroit 2’. The song features a verse from the late Nipsey Hussle, which has hip hop fans buzzing, and also touches on some of Sean’s more intimate experiences as he took a break from the spotlight recently.
Big Sean speaks on an unfortunate trauma that he experienced when he lost an unborn child. Fans believe the rapper is alluding to experiencing the miscarriage with Jhené Aiko, although he doesn’t mention her name.
“Should be a billionaire based on the time off I’m not takin’/Probably why the shit with me get crazy and we lost a baby/And everybody around me think I’m the one/But we all just one of ones,” spits the Detroit native several lines later.
It’s not crystal clear if the line is referring to Jhené but fans are reacting as if that is who is referring to online. “Big Sean and Jhené Aiko lost a baby and I couldn’t even imagine how hard that was for them. Respect people’s decision to disappear for a while, we’re all human.” wrote one fan on Twitter.
He also posted Jhene on Instagram hours before dropping his verse. They’re still going strong.
In another part of the verse, the Detroit rapper touches on squashing a beef he presumably had with fellow emcee Kendrick Lamar.
“After what happened to Nipsey, I reached out to Kendrick/It wasn’t even no real issues there to begin with/Lack of communication and wrong information/From people fueled by their ego, it’s like mixin’ flames with diesel,” raps Sean.
In addition to spitting serious bars, Big Sean has been very candid with his life experiences and mental health challenges outside of music too. Last year he admitted he suffered from depression and mental health issues of his own in a series of instagram posts.
“I wasn’t feeling like myself and I couldn’t figure out why,”
Sean said on Instagram.
“I just felt lost – and I don’t know how I got there.”
Since then the rapper has been very vocal about expressing those fragile moments where he feels down and has inspired many fans to self reflect on their own feelings and mental state. We salute Big Sean for being a champion in music and in the community too.