How Bout Now

Album: #ByeFelicia (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Sparks shattering her "good girl" image as she unleashes her feelings about her former fiancée Jason Derulo. The couple dated for three years before their relationship crumbled.
  • The scornful cut is a remix of Drake's ballad, "How About Now."
  • Sparks addresses the support she gave Derulo during a difficult period in his career:

    Remember I deleted all my other guys' numbers out my phone for ya?
    Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?
    You probably don't remember half of the s--t that I did for ya


    The R&B songbird's lyrics refer to Derulo's accident in 2012 when the singer suffered a neck fracture that almost left him paralyzed.
  • The song is the opening track from Sparks' #ByeFelicia mixtape. The phrase "Bye Felicia" is used to dismiss a person leaving a relationship that the other one is not sad to see go. The expression originates from the 1995 film Friday starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker.

    "One, it's really funny," Sparks said about the title of her mixtape to MTV News. "Two, it just applies to my life right now. I don't have time for certain people and certain things, so: Bye, Felicia."

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