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.@BigSean on His Controversial Mentor Kanye West, Beck & 'Serious' Relationship W/ .@ArianaGrande, Wedding Bells?

Big Sean On His Controversial Mentor Kanye West, Beck & ‘Serious’ Relationship With Ariana Grande- Are There Wedding Bells?

From New York City, rapper Big Sean sits down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now”  for a well-rounded discussion about his new album ‘Dark Sky Paradise,’ learning from boss and mentor Kanye West and recording with girlfriend Ariana Grande.

The rapper weighed in on Kanye West’s recent controversial remarks surrounding rocker Beck, “he’s opinionated, you gotta respect it though,” and described what West is like as a boss and mentor, “The stuff I learned from him, the lessons, you know the hours, I’m talking about rewriting verses to just paying attention to the production, just doing every single thing you can to make it the best you can, you know I do that on my own and that’s something I learned from him.” (clip below)

Big Sean discussed girlfriend Ariana Grande with Larry King, calling the relationship “pretty serious.” He also talked about whether or not marriage is on the horizon, what their new joint song 'Research' is about and dating in the public eye. Big Sean also explained how he’s managed to stay grounded despite all his successes, saying fame and fortune has made him “a better version of the old me.” During Larry’s infamous ‘If You Only Knew’ line of questioning, rapper Big Sean deemed himself the industry’s most underrated rapper. He also listed three things that he’d take with him to a desert island; can you guess what one of them was? (clips below)

Additionally, the artist told Larry that he “didn’t care” what his record label had to say about his new album Dark Sky Paradise. He also talked about how surprised he was that “IDFWU” became a radio hit, “The first single from the album, you know, obviously wasn’t meant to be a radio song. […] I just realized when you do music from the heart and music people can relate to, that’s the best way to do it.” (clip below)

The episode is now LIVE on Ora.tv and Hulu.com (episodes premiere daily 2pm EST)




Clips:

Rapper Big Sean discusses girlfriend Ariana Grande with Larry King — including whether or not marriage is on the horizon, what their new joint song 'Research' is about, and dating in the public eye.
Rapper Big Sean tells Larry King he ‘didn’t care’ what his record label had to say about his new album ‘Dark Sky Paradise,’ and also that he was surprised ‘IDFWU’ became a radio hit.
Rapper Big Sean weighs in on Kanye West’s recent controversial remarks surrounding rocker Beck and describes what West is like as a boss and mentor.
Rapper Big Sean explains to Larry King how he’s managed to stay grounded despite all his successes, saying fame and fortune has made him ‘a better version of the old me.’
During Larry’s infamous ‘If You Only Knew’ line of questioning, rapper Big Sean deems himself the industry’s most underrated rapper & says he’d like to take Ariana Grande with him to a desert island.
Quotes:

“Just like a lot of people, I was going through craziness, man. You know, in and out of relationships, a lot of dark times in my life, falling out with a lot of friends. I had my whole life and, you know, it was a very dark time for me.” — on the reason for his album title

“I feel like this album—I really just concentrated on doing what I wanted to do. I feel like I’ve always listened to—you know, there’s always been a label in my ear. There’s always been somebody, “We need this type of song, this type of song.” I just didn’t care about that this time.” — on creating his album

“The first single from the album, you know, obviously wasn’t meant to be a radio song. […] I just realized when you do music from the heart, music people can relate to, that’s the best way to do it.”

“Obviously, I’m still new in the game, new in this music industry, but, you know, once you’ve done something, you don’t want to just keep doing the same thing over and over. You want to expand.” — on his music goals

“So I went down there and since I’ve been doing that radio show, they let me in the station. They knew who I was. I lied and said I left my phone in the back office and since I was just there the night before they let me in the building and, you know, I knew where the artists were so I got back there, got a chance to meet him, and told him I’m an aspiring MC and got a chance to rap for him on his way out." — on first meeting Kanye West

“That wasn’t a disappoint 'cause I feel like it was a different type of album. You know, I was experimenting, doing something different.” — on recognition for his album, "Hall of Fame"

“Pretty serious.” — on his relationship with Ariana Grande

“Hell no. […] Maybe it changed me for the better. I’m definitely not the same person that I was.” — on if success changed him

“I’m down to work with anybody, you know, whether they’re known or not known, as long as it’s just good music. That’s the most important.”

“People have a heartbeat man, and even that heartbeat—even your heartbeat is on a rhythm to music.”

“Me.” — on the most underrated rap artist

“This is the best thing ever. I get to do what I want, take care of the people I love, you know, help other people accomplish goals.” — on being famous

“I’m not saying this because I’m signed to him, but he’s incredible, man, and he’s one of the most caring people with one of the biggest hearts. Man, he signed a kid from Detroit who he didn’t know and he took his time out to listen. […] He saw the potential. That’s very hard to do, especially when you’re caught in your own world. […] I’m not just saying that for me, but he changes the world in many ways.” — on Kanye West

“It’s a crazy world out here, man, so I wake up, I try and meditate for at least for like 10, 15 minutes.”

“She was the backbone of my family and I feel like it was a little selfish how sad we all were when she passed. It felt like—she was 94 years old. She was in a wheelchair. She was in a lot of pain. So I was—you know, I changed the way I thought about it and I was like, man, I should be happy just like how you’re happy when your family member graduates from college. I was happy for her that she graduated to, like, Heaven, became like a beam of light somewhere, angel for somebody else.” — on his grandma


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