Big Sean Throws Shade At Ex, Name Drops Chris Brown, Drake And Meek Mill On “Research”: Listen To The Ariana Grande-Assisted Song

Bradley Stern | February 18, 2015 2:06 pm
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It doesn’t sound like Big Sean‘s done firing off the middle finger at an ex — quite possibly Naya Rivera? — just yet.

The “I Don’t F–k With You” rapper’s new album, Dark Sky Paradise, is due out next week (February 24), and one of the most intriguing tracks from the upcoming set has surfaced today: “Research,” featuring his current girlfriend, “One Last Time” songstress Ariana Grande.

“Man, these hoes be doin’ research,” Sean repeats throughout the track, calling out a girl for hypocritically checking up on the rapper’s phone and emails with some skeletons in her own closet — and he’s getting pretty specific. “I know you did some research/Well shit, I did some too/I saw you wearing Drake‘s chain like you were part of his crew/I saw you chillin’ with Meek Mill up in the Summer Jam, oooh!” Damn.

And that’s not all — he’s really going in: “Seen you at the Soho House, I know you can’t afford that tab/When I run into Chris Brown and he laugh ’cause he know what you know what I don’t, it make me feel like I don’t know your ass.”

On her end, Ari keeps it cute with some background harmonies and a light pop melody. “Whatchu got to hide lying next to me at night? You text me all the time,” she sweetly coos, rubbing in their mutual affection.

This is the third time the duo’s teamed up in the studio, following Ariana’s own “Right There” and “Best Mistake.”

What do you think of “Research”? Listen below, and let us know in the comments below.

Big Sean – Research (feat. Ariana Grande)
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