Jhene Aiko has responded to fans who think she’s dissing Big Sean on her new single “Triggered (Freestyle).” The Def Jam singer refutes the speculation and explains how the song was a cathartic creation.
“‘triggered’ was a moment,” she wrote via Twitter. “a moment that for me has passed. it is new to you because ur just now hearing it, but for me… it’s something i moved on from the moment i expressed it.”
She continued, “triggered is NOT a diss song. it is a moment of talking shit out of frustration and passion. it’s was a moment of exaggerated expression when I was feeling lost and weak. no one is to be blamed or bashed for how I was feeling in that moment. I am in control of my feelings.”
Aiko concluded her clarification by describing her process as an artist.
“this is how I paint,” she explained. “this is me yelling and throwing paint at a canvas… then going out into the world feeling less tension, more open… more loving. going to bed feeling less stressed, more optimistic.”
Aiko has made it clear she still has lots of love for Sean despite their breakup. Last month, she wrote an extensive Instagram comment about her ex and even used the word “trigger” while describing their relationship.
“i love you beyond measure,” she told him. “Even tho i get big mad and u trigger the fuck out of me. U make me feel. And i appreciate that. Because i thought i was dead inside. My ego has no say when it comes to you.”
Listen to Aiko’s “Triggered” below.