Jhene Aiko stopped by Power 105.1’ s The Breakfast Club during her promo run this week. Just two weeks after the release of her official video for her latest single Maniac, Jhene spent a good amount of time in New York City this week in for press and to give fans a better idea of why Jhene isn’t afraid to speak open and honestly in her music.
During the 25 minute interview with Charlamagne, Angela Yee and DJ Envy, Jhene explains in-depth the inspiration behind the sexy sound and vulgar lyrics that make the song Maniac exactly what it is. She talks about her childhood and how she was introduced to sexual music and open discussions about sexuality at an early age due to being in the youngest in a family that wasn’t shy when it came to talking “the unmentionable” in most households. Aiko confessed that she raises her 8-year-old daughter Namiko Love the same way, admits that her daughter has already heard Maniac and details how she would explain the lyrics to her daughter if she ever asks.
And of course DJ Envy, Charlamagne and Angela Yee couldn’t let her leave before grilling her about her relationship with Big Sean. Eggplant pics, rap battles, Japanese bondage, crazy sex drives and everything else in between was discussed when asked about the current state of their relationship. And while she skipped TMI questions detailing when she lost her virginity and dodged updates regarding her divorce from her husband of two years, producer Dot da Genius, Jhene did address the rumors about her cheating on him with Big Sean.
Watch the full interview below and be sure to check out the new visual for Maniac.