December 19, 2014


Big Sean Explains "I Don't F*ck With You" Meaning, Video Concept

Big Sean has one of the biggest hits of his career with "I Don't F*ck With You." The braggadocio-heavy collaboration with E-40 hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has seen its official video rack up nearly 15 million views. Fuse sat down with the Detroit rapper to get a little more insight into the song, which many thought was a diss track towards ex-fiance Naya Rivera.

"I didn't ever downplay and say it wasn't personal," he explains. "I just said it wasn't a diss song to anybody, because it wasn't. I vividly remember playing it for the person who people thought it was for before any of that stuff went down. Basically, it's an anthem. People can relate to it in so many ways."

The Kanye and Jay Z signee adds that he never intended for the song to be a single, but fans picked it as their favorite.

"'I Don't F*ck With You' is crazy because I released it with three other songs, 'Paradise,' 'Jit/Juke,' 4th Quarter,'" he explains. "They all had the same attitude, just [a] different type of song. It just seems like that one stuck out the most. I didn't present it as a single. I just gave them the music, and the people chose. That's what I like about it the most, is that the people chose. I may have gotten some advice from 'Ye or Hov, but it's more about what the people say."

The MC added that the no-rules, football-themed video was the perfect concept for the track. 

Sean explains, "One of my homies, Lawrence Lamont, is a director, and he directed the video. It was his first big video. I feel like he killed it. He nailed the Friday Night Lights-type of vibe, the dark-type of vibe. We just had fun with it. I was rocking number 88, which is clearly not a quarterback jersey, but that's the year I was born. There's no rules to it."

Watch the full interview above, then check out the "I Don't F*ck With You" clip below.