Both Jhené Aiko, the R&B singer and rapper, Big Sean used to be a couple and collaborated under the name Twenty88. Since then, the two have parted but some of their songs are about breaking up and the feelings that remain even when the relationship is over. In fact, this new track, “None of Your Concern” both Aiko and Big Sean provide the ultimate emotional truth about the pain of moving on after a breakup. It really comes through with Aiko’s vocals and lyrics, “I’m not your girl anymore you need to watch your tongue. It’s none of my concern anymore. None of my concern. It ain’t even worth it no more. It ain’t even worth it. It don’t even hurt anymore. It don’t even hurt. It ain’t gonna work anymore. It ain’t gonna work.” She then continues, “I was traumatized, suicidal, sick and tired, I am not to blame.”
The track ends with Big Sean rapping and adding his two cents with vocals, “You know I had these issues when you met me. Results of the post damages that I haven’t dealt with. And I only want the best for you moving forward.” He continues with lyrics, “You know there’s not a day in these modern times you haven’t crossed my mind.” This puts a spin on the track, shedding some insight into how he feels. The song fades as he recaps his own experience which is a stark contrast against Aiko’s lyrics.
She describes relentlessly how she has moved on. In the video, the visuals are beautiful as Aiko is set in different styles in a tropical location with bamboo trees. She wears colors like bright yellow and blue set against a yellow house, while two cats eat peacefully. She describes the pain involved with a breakup and pushing back on setting boundaries in moving on. The difficulties of letting a man go who is no longer your official boyfriend and they still contact you, she clearly sets the line straight wit lyrics, “Get your bitch ass off of my phone, please leave me alone. I am not your girl anymore, you need to watch your tone.”
In the past, Aiko got a giant tattoo of Big Sean’s face and had it covered up after they split up earlier this year. In May, Aiko released “Triggered (Freestyle),” which sure sounded like a Big Sean diss song, though she insisted that it wasn’t that. Big Sean released tracks, “Overtime” and “Single Again” while Aiko released Trip back in 2017 featuring Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Kurupt, Brand, Namiko Love, and more. The 85 minute album with 22-tracks had a psychedelic, free-flowing sound. Aiko released her debut album, Souled Out in 2014 which was also a collaboration with Big Sean.