‘Without Her I Wouldn’t Be Here:’ Big Sean On Ex-Girlfriend Ashley

August 14, 2013  |  

Source: WENN

Despite dropping a cosgining verse on girlfriend Naya Rivera’s diss track aimed towards his exes, Big Sean maintains his love and respect for his ex-girlfriend Ashley. During a recent interview with Necole Bitchie, the 25-year-old rapper discussed parting ways with his longtime sweetheart and finding love in Naya.

On catching heat over his break-up with Ashley:

“A lot of people criticized me or whatever. I’ve known her since I was 16 years old. A lot of the people criticizing me, I wanna ask, ‘Are y’all motherf***ers still with the same person that you was with when you was 15 or 16 years old?’ Me and her grew up. We didn’t always live in the same place and things got hard.”

“She graduated school and didn’t really like LA and she wanted to move to New York. And I’m like, ‘No man, you should be with me.’ Then it was just like, ‘Well, we can make it work long distance.’ For me, it was a little too hard. I feel like that’s just one of the reasons why it didn’t work. I don’t have anything but love for her.

On how he feels about Ashley: 

“No matter what, I got love for her and I’m pretty sure she has love for me. That’s always going to be there and that’s why I made sure I kept that song on this album after I did it and after we broke up. She deserves a beautiful song for her because without her, I wouldn’t be where I am period. She deserves 10 songs like that honestly.”

On his track titled, “Ashley:”

“It’s not just a tribute to her. I’m just telling the different stories we had and people will be able to relate to it in their own love lives. Everybody has their… you know, for me, it’s Ashley. “

On messing up during their relationship:

“I messed up a lot. We would just go through things that young people do. I made mistakes, she made mistakes. At least I’m man enough to admit it.”

Check out Sean’s full interview below.

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  • SexNdaCity

    It’s pretty clear he still loves Ashley. I swear I’ve never heard so much about a celebrity’s ex who wasn’t also famous. Like not just this interview but others as well. I loved the pictures of him and Ashley. They seemed so in love. I hate to say it, but I think Naya may be temporary. From the way he talked, it seems that the major issue was the long distance for him and Ashley…

  • bigdede

    I think Big Sean knows Naya is only with him to get her music career off the ground. She’s just like J-Lo. She decides to put out an album and a couple months beforehand, she gets with Sean. He’s guest starring on her single and playing her music at HIS album release party. He knows this is temporary and wants to make sure Ashley will always be there

  • gina

    He has nothing but love for Ashely, but you help your new girl Naya diss her and the rest of your exes in her new song. Boy have several seats! _

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  • Nia

    Yeah, I’m very secure when it comes to my man, and I think being friends with an ex is great, but come on. You doing a song when you’re with me is doing way too much!

  • MarceeWilliams

    Bam!!! There you have it!!! Naya better enjoy the “honeymoon Phase” that she is so high on. Baby one thing for sure the moment when the fun stops you better believe he is going to go back to Ashley! She should have made sure he had no feelings for or towards Ashley before they began to date.I’m not saying he should hate or dislike Ashley but it sounds like something is still there to me. Naya needs to be quiet obviously she has a lot of growing to do.