Big Sean Calls Ariana Grande His Best Friend

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Big Sean had a very public breakup with Naya Rivera last year, but he's completely over it thanks to the help of his best friend and current girlfriend, Ariana Grande. The rapper has a "new chick that [he's] gotta thank god for," he told Complex in a new interview. Their relationship works because they're not just boyfriend and girlfriend; they're also best friends.

Sean told Complex that he first met Grande at Jingle Ball in 2011. She said she was a fan of his music and that her favorite song of his was "Gang Bang." Their friendship began right there.

"I'd never done that," Sean confessed to the magazine. "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. It's not some fake-ass, inauthentic shit when I say we were friends. This is something special, and I appreciate every moment of it."

He does admit that dating such a high-profile celebrity can be daunting, so he doesn't think about it. "You can't be afraid, because when you're afraid you don't give it your all," Sean said. That's some extremely good advice that can be applied to any relationship, actually. Although not all of our couplings can produce such sweet duets. (Complex)

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