Written by Leo Lysius
Writer: Alexus Mozell (Ig:@Madam_Mozell)
Jhene Aiko recently released her new freestyle “Triggered” this week and has everyone talking. The artist had a LOT to say on her new freestyle, which she released on May 8. The track includes lyrics like “You muh f***in right I’m bitter,” “You need to stay out of my way, I’m triggered when I see your face” and “Knew from the beginning you’d ruin everything, you do it every time, you are no friend of mine.” Of course, fans are convinced that these words are directed towards Big Sean, whom Jhene dated for 3 years before confirming their break up earlier this year.
A couple of weeks back after rapper Nipsey Hussle funeral, Jhene posted a heartfelt comment on Big Sean’s Instagram. (pictured below) Of course, people came up with their own assumptions after that. Jhene called out a fan who claimed she was gearing up to serve Big Sean some disses on her next album. “Me and Sean are good,” she explained. “I got tons of love for him. My next album is all freestyles where I touch on many subjects and relationships…past, present and future. I know you all love the drama and would like to think everything I do is about him, but I’ve been through plenty of other things and situations that I pull inspiration from when I sit down and create a song.”
Fast Forward to now with Jhene releasing “Triggered”, Jhene took to her twitter yesterday to clear up any assumptions about the freestyle..‘triggered’ was a moment. a moment that for me has passed,” she explained. “it is new to you because ur just now hearing it, but for me… it’s something I moved on from the moment I expressed it.” “triggered is NOT a diss song. it is a moment of talking shit out of frustration and passion,” she added. “it’s was a moment of exaggerated expression when I was feeling lost and weak. no one is to be blamed or bashed for how I was feeling at that moment. I am in control of my feelings.”
She went on to say “this is how I paint, “this is me yelling and throwing paint at a canvas… then going out into the world feeling less tension, more open… more loving. going to bed feeling less stressed, more optimistic.”
Check out the video Jhene released for the “Triggered” below