Jhené Aiko’s relationship with Big Sean is raising eyebrows. After addressing their romance in a recent interview, the R&B songstress is clearing up any misconceptions about the relationship.
Speaking with BBC Radio 1Xtra, Aiko revealed that she went on a “date” with Sean “just as a friend” back in 2012, while she was dating another person who was “secretly” married. Some readers took this to mean that she cheated on her then-boyfriend while others thought it was about her ex-husband Dot Da Genius, who she privately married and divorced some years later.
One Twitter user posted a screenshot from Rap-Up’s article about the interview, adding: “Your WCW goes on dates with her friends just as a ‘friend.’” Fans responded to that with additional allegations. “Boyfriend? Wasn’t she married to dude?” Another added: “She’s trash.”
But Aiko found time to respond to these accusations in a lengthy series tweets, detailing the timeline her romance with Sean. “i saw a negative spirited tweet about myself, with lots retweets and likes,” she wrote. “based on one QUOTE from a FULL interview that was about ONE MOMENT in my life in which i did nothing but go to a basketball game lol… this quote has turned into gossip because speculation.
“in 2012 i was in a relationship w/someone who was secretley still married to his baby’s mother the whole year and a half we were together… this person was not Dot,” she added. “i found out and we began to seperate… he moved out my apt, we stopped speaking… and then i went to basketball game w/ a friend. even tho we werent speaking, i called my then boyfriend and let him know i was going because im considerate.”
She revealed that their basketball game outing did not immediately lead to romance. “there was no sucking,fucking,kissing, hand holding or sexting that followed,” she wrote. “i went on to lose my brother 2 months after that basketball game. i remained single for awhile and decided to focus on my Nami and recording my ep ‘sail out’ & album ‘souled out’ … and sorry to dissappoint yet again, but me and sean remained platonic friends through out…the rest the story can be heard on Trip the album…for an in depth look u can also pick up 2fish the poetry book.”
After the lengthy thread, Aiko launched a Twitter book club. “while we’re all here (while we’re young 🙃) can we start a book club?” she asked. “and can we start with Peace is Every Step by @thichnhathanh and discuss it chapter by chapter every Monday, on Twitter.”