"When I wrote Lucy and when I was writing about Lucy, I thought that Lucy represented the dichotomy between me and women and my own flaws as to why I couldn’t maintain a meaningful relationship, as well as the type of women I was attracted to.
In retrospect, when I look back on it, 10 years later, I’m like ‘Man, by no means were any of those women in my life really so bad that they deserved to be demonized.’ Really, I think what I was demonizing was myself and my own codependency on alcohol, drama, marijuana, sex, validation, the whole validating game. … I really don’t think any of these people were bad people. I think that more so, I was caught inside of cycles I couldn’t break, going from one codependent relationship to another to the point where it just kind of swaddled me and it’s what I decided to rap about.
On the bright side, I talk to kids all the time who feel as if those songs were helpful for them, just as far as navigating their own beginnings of the codependency cycle.
I definitely had my moments of regret that I ever wrote a lot of those songs because I accidentally hurt a lot of people’s feelings, including my own. But here we are today, 10 years later, and I’m kind of glad it happened because I’ve been able to channel it in positive avenues."