Jhene Aiko released a new freestyle titled “Triggered” with an accompanying music video on multiple platforms late Tuesday evening. Expressing the intent behind the song, the ethereal vocalist shared a post to her social media to prep fans for what would follow.
Jhene is no stranger to pain. Most of the songs in her catalogue are about the difficult process of healing from breakups, grieving the loss of a loved one, and struggles with mental health. But tonight’s release would be about betrayal and heartbreak, presumably inflicted by Big Sean.
Aiko and Big Sean were notoriously close. Fans speculated the two were involved long before they went public with their relationship. The once happy couple formed a group, Twenty88, and released a joint album bearing the same name. Receiving positive reviews, the duo planned to release a second project in 2017, but it never came to pass. Things ended privately and rather abruptly once fans noticed all traces of their relationship were removed from their social media. Aiko, who had recently received a tattoo of Big Sean, admitted she’d hidden it. The singer originally stated,” I covered ALL my tats w/ a big ass Dragon w/ a Phoenix wing breathing life and light into a new galaxy. NEW ART! NO BEEF! ALL LOVE!” Aiko would formally confirm the split in March 2019 once she found peace.
The release of Triggered has stirred up feelings of angst, anger, and melancholy in her fanbase. The soul-bearing song even has some ready to go to war on Big Sean for her. Laying it all out, Aiko expressed how she knew from the beginning things would go awry. Singing through her pain, Aiko alluded to Big Sean committing an unforgivable mistake.
Don’t let me catch you face to face in this bitch
Trying my hardest not to disrespect you
After what you did, man
What you expected?
As for what it was, everyone suspects Sean cheated. Shortly after the release of “Thank U, Next”, Big Sean was spotted cuddling in a vehicle with Ariana Grande before Jhene or Sean made their breakup official. At the time, Aiko posted a photo with a cryptic caption that only read “Bye”. Grande had just referenced Sean in the video for “Thank U, Next”, stating that he “could still get it” in her burn book. After they were spotted together, everyone assumed Sean did just that.
Aiko’s song “Triggered” is the first of several freestyles the singer recorded following the split. In March 2019, she posted a photo of herself in the studio to her Instagram Story teasing there would be three this year. While she hasn’t explicitly snitched on Sean, Aiko says her “next project is all freestyles where I touch on many subjects and relationships…past, present, and future.”
What did you think of “Triggered”? Is it a flop or a bop?
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.