Big Sean has reason to celebrate after his sequel to 2012’s Detroit debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Sean couldn’t help but celebrate the moment on Instagram.
“Thank you!” he wrote. “I I sacrificed my privacy, I put so many emotions and lessons I learned the hard way into this music and gave a honest glimpse into my heart. It wasn’t easy, nights I thought of Offing myself cause Life was too heavy, but the lock in was worth it! Had to remember if I’m still here and so many aren’t, it’s for reason.
“My goal was to inspire YOU to turn yourself up in all ways, Mind, Body, n Soul. Life isn’t promised as we can see, so HAVE FUN and thank you so much for the #1 album for a 3rd time in a row! Let’s KEEP GOING, Why Would I stop?!”
Sean’s road to Detroit 2 comes after he opened up about past beefs, misconceptions and more. One of those issues involved Kendrick Lamar. Fans speculated the two had been at odds for years but according to both Sean and K. Dot, it was a mere misunderstanding. In fact, Sean said K. Dot reached out after hearing “Deep Reverence” featuring the late Nipsey Hussle.
“The situation was, he thought that people around him were telling him something, people around me were telling me something, and it just really wasn’t the case,” Sean told Sway during a recent interview. “So, when we were able to talk, it was a good reconciliation and it was a good mutual respect. Even when he heard ‘Deep Reverence,’ he hit me and was like ‘Yo, I appreciate you showing that love. I appreciate that love in the verse. You and Nip went crazy. Y’all gassed on it.’
“It was good to get that response from your brother because on that record, I just was keeping it open and honest and real. I wasn’t trying to hold back. It was not out of disrespect, either. It was out of respect for myself and the things I’ve learned along the way.”
Stream Detroit 2 below.