Triggered (Freestyle)

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"Triggered (Freestyle)"
Jhené Aiko - Triggered (Freestyle).png
Single by Jhené Aiko
ReleasedMay 8, 2019 (2019-05-08)
LabelDef Jam
  • Fisticuffs
  • Julian-Quan Viet Le
Jhené Aiko singles chronology
"Never Call Me"
"Triggered (Freestyle)"

"Triggered (Freestyle)" is a song by American singer Jhené Aiko, released as a single on May 8, 2019, through Def Jam Recordings.[1] It debuted at number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100.


The song is a freestyle rap about Aiko's conflicted feelings following a breakup, in which she sings: "Knew from the beginning, you'd ruin everything you do it every time, you are my enemy, you are no friend of mine."[2] The song was interpreted as a diss track towards Aiko's ex-boyfriend Big Sean, with whom she formed the duo Twenty88, although she denied this, saying: "triggered is NOT a diss song. it is a moment of talking shit out of frustration and passion."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released alongside the track.[4]


Chart (2019) Peak
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[5] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 51
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 19


  1. ^ "Triggered (freestyle) – Single by Jhené Aiko". iTunes Store. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Renshaw, David (May 8, 2019). "Jhené Aiko shares 'Triggered' freestyle". The Fader. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jhené Aiko and Big Sean Reunite". Rap-Up. May 11, 2019. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  4. ^ Helman, Peter (May 8, 2019). "Jhené Aiko – 'Triggered (Freestyle)' Video". Stereogum. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jhene Aiko Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Jhene Aiko Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 22, 2019.