Trouble

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  • Gloriana's Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert penned this about the latter's experience with an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her. "We dated for a couple years. I ended up finding out that he was cheating on me, which I did suspect," Reinert said. "He, of course, lied about it, which, shocker, right?"

    "If you cross me, then I'm gonna make you pay for it," she added.

    Reinert decided to channel her anger by writing this song with the help of Gossin. "The fact that she was cool enough to put down that wall and open herself up and put herself out there," said Gossin, "tell her story for people to hear and to relate to and hopefully help through a cheating situation, whether it's boy or girl, I think, is the best part of the whole situation."
  • Reinert told Billboard magazine the song comes from a true and honest place. "We were together for a couple of years, and he ended up being a dirty cheater and a liar," she recalled to Billboard magazine. "I ended up finding out about his escapades from a tabloid, which was awesome."

    "It was the highlight of my year," Reinert added sarcastically. "Women are like little detectives. If we feel like there's something going on, we'll figure it out. That was where the song came from."
  • Reinert explained to Radio.com that the song title was inspired by a person talking to her about her unfaithful ex-boyfriend. "Somebody mentioned something about that person, and I was like, 'Ugh. Now you're just asking for trouble,'" she recalled "And then we're like, 'Oh my God, there's our title!' That's where it all came from."

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