I Don't Fuck with You
|"I Don't Fuck with You"|
|Single by Big Sean featuring E-40|
|from the album Dark Sky Paradise|
|Released||September 19, 2014|
|Big Sean singles chronology|
|E-40 singles chronology|
"I Don't Fuck with You", also known by the acronym IDFWU, is a song by American rapper Big Sean, featuring E-40, released on September 19, 2014 as the lead single from his third studio album Dark Sky Paradise (2015).
Background and release
On March 19, 2014 Justin Bieber uploaded to Instagram a snippet of "Turn Up", which has the same beat. The record was supposed to be Justin's but there was no communication with the management so producer DJ Mustard decided to give the record to Big Sean. On September 12, 2014, Big Sean announced he had signed with Roc Nation for a management deal, but he is still with GOOD Music. "I Don't Fuck with You" was released on the same day with three more new songs: "Paradise", "4th Quarter", and "Jit / Juke". Producers included Mike Will Made It, DJ Dahi, Nate Fox, Da Internz, L&F, and Key Wane.
"I Don't Fuck with You" was produced by DJ Mustard and Kanye West and samples the 1976 D. J. Rogers song "Say You Love Me One More Time". Closing adlibs are performed over a *slowed down* version of the 1978 Earth, Wind & Fire song "September". The clean edit of the song produced for radio airplay does not contain either the word "fuck" or other words in the lyrics prohibited by the FCC.
Sean had been in a relationship with Naya Rivera and the couple announced their engagement in October 2013, but Sean ended the relationship in April 2014. Rivera then began dating actor Ryan Dorsey, whom she married on July 19, 2014, the original date set for her wedding to Big Sean.
"I Don't Fuck with You" has peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Big Sean's third highest-charting single on the chart and E-40's second-highest. It is also Big Sean's seventh and E-40's fifth top 20 single. As of February 2015, the song has sold 1,268,000 copies in the US.
The official music video for "I Don't Fuck with You" directed by Lawrence Lamont was released on November 6, 2014. It portrays Big Sean as a quarterback during a high school football game, and E-40 as a commentator. The song's producers, Kanye West and DJ Mustard, appear in the video along with Teyana Taylor, Big Boy, Jamal Lewis and internet celebrities Simone Shepherd and Khalil Underwood.
Usage in other media
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||400,000|
|United States (RIAA)||5× Platinum||5,000,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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