The 12 credited songwriters include Weeknd associate Belly of "Might Not
" fame and Terius "The-Dream" Nash.
The-Dream is a frequent contributor to Beyonce's albums, though this was his only song to make it onto Lemonade
. He told Billboard
"I understood from the jump that this wouldn't be one I would be heavily involved in. The album before it [Beyonce
] was eight songs. The one before that [4
], I had seven. With Lemonade
, it was one where she had something to say, and I maybe am just too close to the family to say most of the things that were said."
The-Dream added: "I didn't have the concept of the album when I wrote to '6 Inch.' It was just like, 'Okay, cool, let me write and do my thing.' The parts that I did were way longer. She trimmed it down to what it is. Nevertheless, it's a great track and I definitely loved it."