This island-flavored tune is the second single by American singer Jennifer Lopez, from her seventh studio album, Love?. The song finds the Latino pop star singing of her spellbound attraction to a lover - "I'm into you," she repeats in the hook.
According to Lopez, her favorite male rapper is Lil Wayne, and lo and behold, Weezy crops on this track contributing his clever wordplay.
The song was co-written by English singer-songwriter Taio Cruz, who you will probably know from his hit singles "Break Your Heart
" and "Dynamite
." It was produced by StarGate and features the Norwegian production team's usual synth-heavy beat.
Lopez found Lil Wayne to be contrary to how she expected him to be. She explained to MTV News: "When I got on the phone with him to talk about the record, I thought he was going to be like, 'Hey, what's up, J.Lo?' and instead he was like, 'Yes, ma'am.' I was like, 'Are you going to be able to do this record? I need it done this week and do you want to do it?' and he was like, 'Of course I do. Yes, ma'am. I'll get it done this week, ma'am.'"
Lopez flew on April 2, 2011 to the Mayan archaeological site Chichen Itza in Mexico to film scenes for the music video. She recalled to MTV News: "The first day we shot at the pyramids, which was just me by myself," she continued. "It was a kind of empowering feeling on the pyramid with the dress blowing... it was kind of amazing. It gave the video kind of an epic feel. [It] was all very earthy and epic and big."
The Melina Matsoukas directed video features telenovela actor and model William Levy. The clip aired on NBC's The Today Show on May 2, 2011 and J-Lo told the show: "It was funny because over Christmas, I had my whole family at my house, and every day my cousins and my aunts and everybody tuned in to this thing [telenovela] to see this guy. I called my cousins and they were like, 'It's William Levy. You've got to get William Levy!'"
Cruz originally wrote the song for another artist. He told Billboard magazine. "Being a songwriter, I do that quite a lot. As it happens, they all stay in this massive big pot of songs that I've written. We play them for different people and different people get inspired and I think J.Lo must have heard it and absolutely loved it."