Shortly after she finalized her divorce from Dot Da Genius, Jhene Aiko decided to celebrate her new life chapter with some fresh ink. The singer-songwriter got a portrait of her boyfriend Big Sean tattooed on arm, proving she still believed in love after a highly publicized split.
But what does Sean think about the tattoo? According to Jhene, he enjoys it. Like, really enjoys it.
"I just love his face, I think it’s perfect," Jhene told Nylon. "When he saw it he thought he was dreaming, but now he kisses it."
In her recent cover story for Nylon magazine, Jhene spoke about her relationship with Big Sean and how she gets a little nervous around him—especially when they have to perform together.
"It’s weird performing with him, because I think he’s so attractive that it’s weird for me to sing to him him," she said. "I still have a crush on him."
Jhene also discussed her singing style, why she’s hesitant to sing on other artists’ songs, as well as her history with drugs and alcohol. The 29-year-old said she began experimenting as a child, and didn’t fully understand the consequences until after she lost her brother, Miyagi.
"Growing up in California I experimented with marijuana very young, and I had older friends, so I was drinking at a young age, too," she explained. "When I was a preteen I discovered sleeping pills, but more over the counter stuff. I was just sort of sneaky and bad, but never bad to the point where everyone was worried about me, because I was still responsible. Then, when my brother passed away, that day I took a Valium, and I feel like from then on it was like, ‘OK, what’s next?’ And I was just very naive in the sense of not realizing how it was affecting me, or how it could affect my health."
The full interview can be read on Nylon’s website. Jhene has also rolled out an eight-piece capsule collection inspired by her recently released sophomore album Trip. The range is part of Jhene’s M.A.P. project, which includes the album, a short film, and a poetry book.
The collection, seen below, is available now on Jhene’s official online store.