With one side of the rag starring the never-not-aging Jennifer Lopez, Sean graces the other side of the magazine. In his piece he speaks on his rather sobering 2013, his turnaround promising 2014, and the future.
In regards to “IDFWU,” Sean finally admits what everyone else has known: that the song, in part, is indeed about his ex.
Sean says it happened like this: DJ Mustard was playing a bunch of beats at his studio and they came across the production that became “IDFWU.” As soon as it began to play, the memorable chorus popped into Sean’s head. He laid out a skeleton of the song with mumbles in place of the verses, sent it off to E-40, and played it for Kanye, who added the D.J. Rogers “Say You Love Me, One More Time” sample heard at the beginning and end. The song was nearly complete, but Sean wasn’t satisfied with his verses. Despite stressing that the song was not about his ex, he later admits that he “wrote the last verse and [the line] ‘and everyday I wake up celebrating shit, why? ‘Cause I just dodged a bullet from a crazy bitch,’[Laughs]” about the breakup with Rivera, before reiterating that the song “did not come from a bitter place at all.”
Read the rest of the piece here. Meanwhile, you can watch below as Sean takes viewers on a brief tour of Detroit.
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Finally, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cover.
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Get ready for Sean’s new LP, Dark Sky Paradise, as well.