In our interview with August Rigo
, he explained how this song came together. "I was just hanging out at the studio, and I caught that kind of old-school soul vibe off of it, so I worked off of that," he said. "I was doing a little bit of freestyle, which is why I came up with the 'f--k you back to sleep' part, because I don't usually curse in songs.
I guess it took me a couple of hours. I wrote this song and I was super excited about it. The first thing I did was I sent it to my cousin. I was like, 'Hey man, check this song out. Tell me if I'm buggin'. I think it's really dope.' And he was like, 'Oh, yeah, I think it's cool.' So, that's when I started sending it out to different A&Rs and publishers."
The song first went to Adrian Marcel, who recorded it but decided not to release it. About a year later, Brown recorded the song after his A&R man, Mark Pitts, played it for him.