Album: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2017)
Charted: 25 96

Songfacts®:

  • Young Thug delivers the first verse of the four-artist collaboration, where he raps about his skills in the bedroom. Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande join him on the chorus and refrain. None of the quartet had worked together before.
  • Calvin Harris penned the song with Pharrell, Young Thug and Brittany Hazzard, who is better known as Starrah. Hazzard also supplies backing vocals.

    Starrah's other writing credits include Rihanna's "Needed Me," Kevin Gates' "2 Phones," Drake's "Fake Love" and Big Sean's "No Favors."
  • This was the second single released from Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. The post-disco album gave Harris an opportunity to work with artists outside his dance music bubble.

    "I don't want to put Young Thug on an EDM song, because I think that's offensive," Harris told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. "People used to ask me the question, 'Who've you always wanted to work with?' I'd be like 'Andre 3000.' 'OK. Have you ever reached out to him?' I was like, 'Hell no,' because I'd put him on a dance tune? That's not respecting his legacy. I'd be angry at myself for doing that."

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