Just days after winning fans over with his latest single, ‘Single Again,’rapper Big Sean dropped a cinematic, short-film to accompany the tune.

Shot in May, the visual – shot in Detroit and prominently featuring acts local or native to the Motor City – stars real life couple Keith Powers and Ryan Destiny among other notable figures from the area.  Seeing Sean portray a celebrity under fire for assumed romantic infidelity, the music video is somewhat of art imitating life as many assumed the 31-year-old was the cause of the failure of his relationship with singer Jhene Aiko.

“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,” he wrote on Twitter upon the release of the video.  In a statement, Sean elaborated on his Twitter commentary and said: “The video has a lot of important messages, but the main one is for people to ‘wake up and smell the roses’ in a world where we wake up and check our phones instead.”

Wise words.  Watch the video inside: