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Big Sean hopes ‘Detroit 2’ will “heal, help and inspire” fans amidst pandemic

“I feel a responsibility to, no matter what, get it out,” he said in a new interview.

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The Coronavirus isn’t slowing Big Sean down as he gears up to release Detroit 2. Speaking with “The Rap Pack” podcast, the Motor City native revealed that although the project has suffered a few roadblocks due to the pandemic, it’s still on track to arrive next month.

“I was [still] gonna drop it now,” he explains. “And honestly, I deal with so many other people when it comes to putting an album out. Especially when you on a label and all these things. It definitely can happen, and is happening. But, at the same time, we’ve had to readjust a few things. Nothing crazy, just a little readjustment.”

Sean Don pointed to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 as another reason to push through and deliver his fifth studio album.

“We’ve heard different timelines… We’ve heard, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be [over] by April,’ and then it just keeps expanding,” he said. “You hear things how streams are down and all these things, but I also believe in making music for a cause, or a purpose — to heal, help [and] inspire.”

“I truly feel like, especially with this project, it’s got songs that relate to me right now, especially with these times that we’re in,” he continued. “So, I do feel a responsibility to — no matter what — get it out.”

Sean announced his highly anticipated Detroit 2 last month. Although he hasn’t offered an official release date for the LP, it’s expected to arrive in May.

On Thursday (April 16), Sean also made headlines for his flirty Instagram Live session with Jhené Aiko. The couple spoke about their relationship and even teased marriage plans.

“You look good!” Sean told Aiko through the Live.

“Why don’t you marry me?” she joking replied, to which he said, “It’s in the works. Don’t even trip.”

The two began dating back in 2016 and after a break-up, reportedly reunited last year.

See some fan reactions to their Live below.

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