The entire But U Cain't Use My Phone
mixtape was inspired by Drake's hit tune "Hotline Bling
" and for this song Erykah Badu enlisted an impersonator of the Toronto rapper, named ItsRoutine. She told Pitchfork
: "I talk to Drake once a week. He's my friend, and I told him about ItsRoutine, and he laughed and made a joke that he didn't want these guys taking up his tea time."
The "tea time" is a reference to Drake's 2014 track "Days in the East
," on which he rapped about sipping tea with Badu where they, "talked about love and what life could really be for me."