Banks originally recorded the dirty rap song in December 2019 with producer Sgt. J. "We were in the studio, and we were just playing beats, and I had him stop on that particular beat, because I was blown away by the Nelly sample," she recalled to Bazaar.com
. "I thought it would be really dope to put something on there, because we both knew, you know, everybody knows the 'Hot in Here' song by Nelly. So I said I'm going to try this out with my own spin on it and see how it turns out. I actually didn't like the song. I wasn't going to put the song out."
Banks eventually dropped the song as the lead single from her eponymous mixtape, after being encouraged by Sgt. J and her friends. Released on May 15, 2020, it was the rapper's first release after signing with 1501 Certified Entertainment.