In a new interview with Complex magazine, he talked about how they had a solid foundation as friends before things got romantic. Big Sean told the mag: "We started as friends. I'd never done that. Usually you meet a girl and then start dating. We always saw each other in the studio, and we'd talk about songs we were working on. It was cool to have a girl that I could talk to about my problems. I did that with her."
He added, "It's not some fake-a**, inauthentic s**t when I say we were friends. This is something special and I appreciate every moment of it."
As for being under the microscope as celebs, he explained, "I don't think about it like that. You can't be afraid, because when you're afraid you don't give it your all."