This song finds Dej Loaf telling people who come on too strong to back off and give her some space. Def Loaf's fellow Detroit rapper Big Sean takes the second verse which is aimed at his detractors.
The song samples the beat of DJ Clent's 2004 electro-house cut "Back Up Off Me." Big Sean tweeted: "Luv to my Detroit sister Dej! She sampled a old Detroit classic dance song on this! Luv for reppin the city so hard my baby!"
Both rappers take over a Detroit-area roller rink, Royal Skate Land, for the video. The rink was one of DeJ Loaf's favorite spots growing up as a child, which she recalls in her verse.
Used to bust this s--t at skatin', 6 to 9, come in at 4. We got glow sticks for you ho chicks, bitch don't act like you don't know this.
During the 6:00pm Open Skate, the DJs often turned off the lights so glow sticks could be used.
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.