WDIV reporters ask fans whether the rapper is guilty or innocent in two new clips

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Big Sean is caught up in a cheating scandal in the music video for his new single, "Single Again." 

In the video, which premiered Monday afternoon, Sean is at the center of a cheating controversy between a couple, played by Keith Powers and Detroit-born actress Ryan Destiny.

Questions swirl around the guilt or innocence of Sean, with third party bystanders explaining they only heard about what did or didn't happen via social media. Sean raps atop a WDIV news van with the Renaissance Center visible in the background. 

Watch the video, which also features an appearance by Detroit comic Haha Davis, here. Warning: the video contains explicit language.

After the video's premiere, Sean took to Twitter to talk about it. 

"I shot this video in Detroit, hired locally in the city and we made it with good energy n all love," he wrote. 

"I know what it’s like to be in social scandals where even with no information/ evidence, just people assuming will blame you and turn on you." 

See the rest of his tweets here: 

The Detroit rapper teased the video on social media late Sunday, posting two clips to his social media accounts. Both feature reporters from WDIV-TV (Channel 4) interviewing fans in downtown Detroit, in front of the Spirit of Detroit statue, asking whether Big Sean is guilty or innocent.

Fans, including Chris "Comedian CP" Powell, weigh in on the topic, as a banner across the screen reads, "Crowd Awaits Verdict on Big Sean." The clips did not make the final cut in the video. 

Monday morning, Big Sean shared a poster for the music video, which was shot in May in downtown Detroit. Lawrence Lamont, Big Sean's frequent collaborator, directed the video, which closes with a shot of Mt Lebanon-Strathmoor Church on Detroit's west side. 

Last week, Big Sean released "Single Again" along with another new single, "Overtime." The songs were his first solo releases since he released his fourth album, "I Decided," in February 2017. 

agraham@detroitnews.com

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