Big Sean explains his strange choice of casting Miley Cyrus in his "Fire" video.
Big Sean dropped his new single "Fire" earlier in the week, and while the song was positively received, the video that premiered today was greeted mostly with confusion. Not only was Big Sean nowhere to be found in the visual, but the only human being featured in the clip was the increasingly inescapable enigma, Miley Cyrus.
The GOOD Music rapper has attempted to make sense of the visuals that have many scratching their heads, calling the project a "special video for a special song". In his extended explantion on Twitter, Sean described Miley as a "metaphor for strong women" and "being strong person after heartbreak."
View the rapper's full breakdown as well as the video below. Does it change how you feel about the clip?
A special video for a special song. I got Miley Cyrus for this video because she's somebody who's had a personal evolution as a lot of us— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 2, 2013
have had. Besides all the personal stories I tell in the song, there are so many other ways people can make it through the fire.— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 2, 2013
i think Miley did a great job as a metaphor for strong women, being strong person after heartbreak (hence the burning pic that could— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 2, 2013
symbolize her old romance) , or maybe even deeper problems but in the end remaining as elegant as a rose.— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 2, 2013
It's a cool visual that has a cool concept and meaning to it. Thanks to @MileyCyrus for being down everybody who helped make it happen!— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 2, 2013