This is the title track of Atlanta based R&B singer Ciara's fourth solo album, Basic Instinct. The song sees Ciara abandoning the pop sound of her previous records and returning to her R&B/urban roots and the sound of her debut album, Goodies.
The album title was inspired by the 1992 Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone erotic movie, Basic Instinct and in particular Stone's seductive and sly crime writer character.
Ciara explained in a interview with Maximo TV: "When you get the record, you're gonna get a really fun vibe. You're gonna get an even more sensual side and also confident and cocky. I got like such an attitude on this record, but in such a fun way."
The song's music video was directed by Phil the God and features a cameo from the album's co-executive producer, The-Dream.
The song finds Ciara lashing out at bloggers and critics. She told Jonathan Landrum Jr of The Associated Press why she wanted to express her frustration at her detractors: "I wanted to speak to all the haters. I just wanted to scream out and show how I felt. People are so easy to write you off. I live for energy like that. The harder they hate, the harder I go. I do believe I will be here for a while. I'm claiming it and no one... make me think differently."
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit