West's cousin, soul singer Tony Williams, recalled on Genius
: "I led the writing team for this with Big Sean, who was just starting out at the time, and Connie Mitchell, who sang the 'whoa-oa-oh' part on 'Can't Tell Me Nothing.' We wrote this little chant for 'Champion.' I always have a very eclectic mix of writers, like on 808s and Heartbreak
when it was me and Kid Cudi."