The song was written by Missy Elliott specifically for Destiny's Child after they reached out to work together. Written by one female for four other females, it puts a different slant on a familiar topic.
"It's funny when I think back on it because you rarely get women having to confess. It's always the guy who ends up having to confess," Elliott recalled to Billboard
in a 2018 interview. "That was a different kind of twist for a female to be like, 'Look, I basically kicked it with Mike when you was gone, this went down and that went down.'"