Lucky Me

Album: Detroit 2 (2020)
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Songfacts®:

  • Here, Big Sean touches upon some personal topics such as the heart condition he was diagnosed with as a teenager.

    Man, lucky me
    I was diagnosed with a heart disease at 19
    Could barely stand on my feet
    Doctors said they had to cut it open, put a pacemaker on it to put it back on beat


    He detailed the scary experience to Entertainment Weekly. "I couldn't even walk from one side of the room to the other without getting super-tired," Sean said. "I passed out once in the shower and got rushed to the emergency room."

    The rapper goes on to recall how his mother's holistic medicine helped mend him.

    'Til my mama took me to holistic doctors and they prescribed me magnesium for two weeks
    Went back to the regular doctors and they said, "Huh, damn, looks like we don't need to proceed"
    That's how I know that western medicine weak
  • Sean reflects on the difficulty of dealing with social media as a public figure, a topic he also tackles in his "Single Again" video.

    I had to live through the scandals
    Public humiliations and breakups on camera
    It's a living nightmare when your dream girl has to get canceled


    Sean is probably talking about his breakup with singer Jhené Aiko in 2019. He told Entertainment Weekly. "I just want people to remember to be individuals. Social media is such a great tool. I never want to bash it because it's definitely helped me be who I am. But I feel like it also can manipulate us. 'Oh, he said it. He said and she said it, it must be true.' As opposed to, 'Okay, let me use my own intellect and let me really analyze this.' I feel like our communication as people has just been at an all-time low because we're not talking to each other the same way."
  • In November 2017, Big Sean bought a Beverly Hills home for $8.7 million that was previously owned by Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. He recounts the purchase on this song.

    Even bought Slash old crib, that's rock star as it gets

    Sean told NME that Slash's house even had a night club. "I renovated the whole house but I kept the night club, even though I'm not really a club guy," he said. "He left a couple of skulls on the wall that I kept. There's also this super colorful door that I kept and a big, big painting on one of the staircases. So there's a couple of things I kept for keepsake just to be like, 'This is Slash's, you know?"
  • Big Sean celebrated his 33rd birthday on March 25, 2021 by releasing his music video for this song. Shot by Topshelf Junior (Jhene Aiko, Kehlani), the clip sees the rapper performing "Lucky Me" accompanied by producer Hit-Boy and a band of instrumentalists.

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