FML
by Kanye West (featuring The Weeknd)

Album: The Life of Pablo (2016)
Charted: 84
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Songfacts®:

  • Kanye West faces a moral internal struggle on this reflective track, as he expresses a desire to change his ways and stay faithful to his wife, Kim. He starts the song by rapping:

    I been waiting for a minute
    For my lady
    So I can't jeopardize that for one of these hoes


    Normally "FML" is an acronym for 'F-- My Life, but the song's second line reveals that, in this instance, it stands for "For My Lady."
  • The Weekend croons the hook, utilizing the standard R-rated meaning of "FML." The Canadian is well known for maintaining a sex and drugs-fueled existence and he addresses his haters here telling them no-one but he is entitled to criticize his destructive lifestyle.
  • Kanye West wrote the song with his regular collaborator Mike Dean. The producers are listed as:

    Mitus, whose other credits include "James Joint" off Rihanna's ANTI.

    Atlanta-based producer Metro Boomin who works frequently with Future. He co-produced seven of the tracks on Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive.

    Kanye West's engineer Noah Goldstein. He also worked on the G.O.O.D Music leader's solo albums Yeezus and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as well as his joint project with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne.

    Scottish producer Hudson Mohawke, who is signed to Kanye West's Very G.O.O.D. Beats. He also helped create the soundscapes on a couple of Yeezus tracks, "I Am a God" and "Blood On The Leaves."

    Long-time West collaborator Andrew Dawson, who first worked for the Chicago rapper as an engineer on his debut 2004 The College Dropout album.
  • The outro on "FML" comes from Section 25's "Hit." Section 25 was an obscure post-punk English band; the song appeared as the seventh track on their debut 1981 album, Always Now.

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