G-Eazy is patting his collaborator Demi Lovato on the back after they faced their personal demons in their “Breakdown” collab from the rapper’s latest album.
The Bay Area rapper talked to Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe about his new album These Things Happen Too, which he released Friday via BPG/RVG/RCA Records. In the music video for his and Lovato’s single “Breakdown,” the two artists came face-to-face with the headlines they’ve made over the years, from Lovato’s 2018 heroin overdose to G-Eazy’s 2018 arrest on charges of assault, drug possession and resisting arrest at a Swedish club.
“It’s one thing to have a conversation in private, but to make it a single and to video it, and to radio it, and to share that on a very, very, very public level, I just applaud Demi’s bravery,” he told Lowe. “I think as a human being, she’s exceptionally talented. Even bigger than that, when you get that level of success, of stardom, of reach and ascend that high… Demi is a very powerful force of bravery, of talent, of ability, of everything that Demi stands for. I applaud Demi, and I’m appreciative that Demi did it. I’m never shy to ask people uncomfortable questions because I think that’s where the greatness comes from.”
G-Eazy and Lovato will perform “Breakdown” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening (Sept. 28), according to their Instagram Story.
G-Eazy’s latest album serves as the long-awaited sequel to his 2014 album These Things Happen, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. In making the second edition of the project, the 32-year-old MC tapped back into the themes and featured artists from the first one as well as the folder of 438 songs he had been working on specifically for this LP.
“A lot of the music I make is very reflective, vulnerable, and honest. It’s me sharing my flaws, my ugly, my hurt, and it’s real,” he continued. “But to hold onto a lot of that for that long is also an incredibly hard process. I feel like I’m giving birth. I’m no longer pregnant after sitting on this for two years.”
Watch G-Eazy’s Apple Music 1 interview below.