A couple of weeks ago, Def Jam rapper Big Sean was arrested for sexual assault in upstate New York. Although he vehemently denied the charges, he has since been quiet about the situation. However, earlier this week after performing at Cargo in London with Kanye West, the 23-year-old spoke with DJ Tim Westwood about his arrest, albeit briefly.
“Man, that was just some little minor sh–, man,” Sean told Westwood. “I really wanna talk about it too, and go through the details, but my lawyer says I can’t talk about it ’til it’s all said and done.”
Big Sean (born Sean Anderson) and his friend Willie “SayItAintTone” Hansbro were both charged with forcible touching, unlawful imprisonment and sex abuse by a woman after a concert in Lewiston, New York, on August 4. The G.O.O.D. music MC had just performed on the same bill as Wiz Khalifa as part of the Rolling Papers Tour.
Moments earlier in the conversation with Westwood, the “Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay” rapper again recalled his excitement at being nominated for the Best New Artist for his single “My Last,” featuring Chris Brown, at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
“I found out at like 2 a.m. in the morning,” Sean said. “I called my mom and was like, ‘Mom I’m nominated for an MTV award, ahhh!!!’ I was screaming and then she started screaming. We were just sharing that moment.”
Big Sean and Hansbro, who were released shortly after their arrest on $500 bail each, are both due back in Niagara County Court on September 6.