Jhene Aiko in a recent interview on BBC Radio’s 1xtra Breakfast Show, Jhene opened up about the timeline of events that led to her union with Detroit rapper Big Sean.
“The year that my brother passed, I had just met him,” she explained “And we worked on “Beware” and “I’m Gonna Be”. He wanted to take me out on a date. I had a boyfriend, but I still went…just as a friend.
“I mean, I had never been courtside to a game,” she jokingly added. “And he’s cool. So, I told my boyfriend I’m gonna go to this game.”
Jhene also revealed that she would break up with her boyfriend shortly after, but not because of Big Sean, but rather because her boyfriend at the time was secretly married.
She further added that once she was ready to accept Big Sean’s proposal he was already in a relationship, likely with his ex-fieancee Naya Rivera. Sean would go on to date Ariana Grande and Jhene would go on to marry Dot da Genius before the couple’s relationship actualized.