Janelle Monáe explained the song to Genius
"I just wanted to remind myself and remind other women that we're magical, you know? I think that you can use songs as a way, you can use music, you can use lyrics, you can use art, as a way to protest, as a way to fight back… As a young Black woman, my very existence felt less than the people in the position of power right now. Just what they say about women's rights, what they say about us in this world, there were a lot of times where I left the studio recording the song. I was so upset. But I knew that I needed to articulate, needed to channel that energy."