The song is a collaboration with Canadian singer-songwriter Grimes. Monáe previously worked with Grimes on "Venus Fly," a track that featured on the latter's 2015 album Art Angels
. Monáe explained to Billboard
"She's a friend and we have lots of conversations. She's all for LGBTQIA rights and all for women's rights, so it felt fitting to have her on a song like 'PYNK' which shows that intersectionality. I love that it also shows unique women coming together to create something magical."