This song was originally leaked via DJ Coco in January 2012 under the title of "Run to You." The original version featured RedFoo of LMFAO in a Dubstep-laden interlude with T-Pain on the hook. T-Pain's vocals were later replaced with some by an unidentified female vocalist and the title changed to "Run." However, T-Pain retained a writing credit.
The song borrows from Bryan Adams' 1984 hit single, "Run To You."