Big Sean is clearly still processing the death of actress Naya Rivera. Ahead of the release of his long-awaited Detroit 2 album on Friday (September 4), Sean Don sat down for an interview with Vulture, which found him reflecting on his multi-platinum Dark Sky Paradise smash “IDFWU” being tied to his late ex-girlfriend.

“She’s made such an impact on people, and she’s done so many great things in her life and her career that it was hurtful to even have that [song] be associated with her,” he explains. “It wasn’t a diss to her. I truly made the song and played it for her. She knew about it, and she liked it. We had a breakup that was very public, and we were young and we forgave each other and moved on from that.”

Big Sean Officially Sets 'Detroit 2' Album Release Date

The Detroit native adds he “would have never made the song” in the first place if he knew what would end up happening to Rivera. The Glee star’s death was ultimately ruled an accidental drowning by California officials. Rivera’s body was found by Lake Piru divers five days after it was deemed she was missing following a routine boating trip with her 4-year-old son on July 8.

Big Sean has set the stage for Detroit 2, his official follow-up to his 2017 solo album I Decided, with a pair of singles in the Nipsey Hussle-assisted “Deep Reverence” and “Harder Than My Demons,” along with a preview of another track titled “Don Life.”

Look for Detroit 2 on Friday and find the entire interview here.