Singer Jhene Aiko’s latest single, “Triggered” is a raw examination of relatable post-break up feels. The LA native, who split with rapper Big Sean last year after almost three years of dating, alludes to her relationship with the lyricist and the residual pain left behind.
The track comes just a few weeks after the 31-year-old left a touching message in Big Sean’s Instagram comments.
She penned, “You are so special. to me. to the world. while we’re both still on this planet I just to say… i love you beyond measure. even tho i get big mad and u trigger the f**k out of me,” she wrote, “u make me feel. and i appreciate that. because i thought i was dead inside.”
Continuing, “My ego has no say when it comes to you. and my heart has been broke a thousand times just to expand. it always finds room for you. the good and the bad. i love you from this life to the next and all the other lives we’ve known each other before. imma always talk my sh*t but imma always have ur back.”
Her message reveals that Big Sean triggers her, which then became the title of the heartbreaking song.
The songbird croons that she tries to not disrespect him after what he did and explains that their breakup almost spun her back into toxic patterns.
“One night I was so deep in my feelings, I was afraid of what I might do,” she wrote on Twitter. “I didn’t want to revert to the same bad habits that have set me back time and time again. I realized that instead of running away from my emotions…I needed to sit with them, express myself and say whatever came to mind. It was healing to say the least…and now I feel a bit more free.”
Last year as rumors of the couple’s split started circulating, Jhene inadvertently confirmed the breakup by getting her infamous tattoo of Big Sean’s face covered:
Twitter went into a frenzy over Jhene’s emotional track, making her name a trending topic.