Alice told Classic Rock Revisited
he chose Kesha to play the devil in this song. He explained: "I met Kesha at the Grammys and she never looked, to me, like a Diva, she looked like a rock singer. I told her, 'Eventually, everyone leaves the Divas. There is no way you can have a long lasting career as no one ends up loving the Divas forever. However, everybody loves a rock band.' It's true, no one ever says anything bad about Chrissie Hynde
. I am trying to talk her into getting a real rock band behind her.
When I met her, I had an idea for a song. I needed a character to play the devil. In the song, she finally has enough, and its time for Alice to pay her with his soul. We decided to call it 'What Baby Wants Baby Gets' because in the song he tries to say, 'Hey, that wasn't part of the deal' and she says, 'No, no, no, you don't understand, what baby wants, baby gets!' For me, it was a perfect line for her to say."