Fantasia's inspiration for the song originally came from a late night phone call she had in the studio, which left her fuming. She recalled to You Know I Got Soul
: "I remember coming back into the studio and I said, 'Harmony I need you give me some hood.' I took Al Sherrod's hat. He's another artist who worked with me. He's a writer and producer. Shout out to Al Sherrod. I took his hat and I was like 'let's get in the boot.' I got in there and came up with 'Really gon' make me expose you for exactly what you are.' That was my way of getting that rage and anger out and put it on the record."