"You Stay" is a downtempo collaboration between DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Jeremih, J. Balvin and Lil Baby. It finds the artists pondering why women continue to stick it out in their relationships when their man are being unfaithful to them.
Meek Mill had worked with Jeremih a couple times, on his "Dangerous" cut and on DJ Drama's "My Moment." He had also collaborated with Lil Baby on his track "Time." However none of the artists had worked with J. Balvin before.
The intro samples Puerto Rican singer La India's 1994 track "No Me Conviene," providing the perspective of the women in relationships where men treat them poorly.
The bilingual track is bookended by Spanish lyrics as J Balvin croons the outro. "I put J Balvin at the end to pay homage to the Latin world and he closed it out," Khaled told XXL magazine.
Khaled performed the song on the May 18, 2019 episode of Saturday Night Live as the second half of a medley with "Jealous." He was joined on stage by Meek Mill, Jeremih, J Balvin and Lil Baby. Balvin was the first reggaeton performer on the long-running comedy show.