Aside from Jason Derulo’s killer body in the music video for his track “Naked,” it’s a lyric about the singer’s ex-girlfriend Jordin Sparks that is striking a chord with fans around the world.
“Yeah I broke up with my ex, I ain’t talk to her since / The only time I need the ‘Sparks’ is when I light up my spliffs,” Jason sings on the track. And although the relationship between the former lovebirds has long expired, Derulo tells HipHollywood exclusively that it was a raw emotion that he wanted to let out.
The 26-year-old says he doesn’t “have much to say about the situation” but that in “that period in time, I said exactly what I felt.”
This summer, Derulo will be releasing a mixtape that will focus mainly on r&b. And according to the singer, songs like “Naked” and lyrics about past relationships “is what this whole thing has always been about. Just not caring about anything else but what I have to say.”
The Florida native says “It’s not about a record sale, it’s not about people buying a single, it’s not about people purchasing a mixtape. It’s about me saying what I’ve always wanted to say.”
Jason and Sparks split back in 2014 after three years of dating. The two first began seeing each other in 2011 and took their relationship public in 2012.
Things between the two, however, got pretty nasty after the breakup; both speaking ill about each other. “There was a lot of tension in the relationship for a lot of different reasons,” Jason told Ryan Seacrest following the split.
And while Jason opened up about the breakup publicly through interviews, Jordin used her gifted voice to shade the singer. Sparks released an EP titled #ByeFelicia and on the project there was a song just for Jason.