Livin' It Up

Album: Ciara (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This island-flavored, feel-good track finds Ciara celebrating females "making up their own rules." The song was penned by African-American singer and songwriter Wynter Gordon, whose international breakthrough came when she co-wrote and sung the hook on Flo Rida's worldwide hit, "Sugar."
  • Nicki Minaj comes at the latter part of the tune with a verse. The Queens MC also contributed to another Ciara track, "I'm Out" and the Princess of Crunk previously featured on Minaj's song "I'm Legit" from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.
  • The summer jam was produced by Rodney Jerkins' close friend and musical associate D'Mile. Jerkins has worked with Ciara on several of her albums.
  • D'Mile's beat samples a morsel of American Hip-Hop duo Kid 'N Play's 1988 song "Rollin' With Kid 'N Play."

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