Gym Class Heroes MC Travie McCoy drops a verse on this track.
On her record label's website, Simpson explained that with this track she hadn't gone 'Gangsta': "No, it isn't serious, based on a true story or a threat. It's a metaphor about a girl who can get away with murder because of who she is. The lyrics should be followed by an exaggerated evil laugh."
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.