Cudi had previously recorded with West on several previous occasions including his own hit single, Make Her Say
. He told MTV News this track was put together the same way as their earlier collaborations: "Kanye throws out an idea, and he tries his best to make his part fit. That's my goal. Whatever Kanye tells me, I just try to put it in my little machine and make the perfect solution for it," Cudi said. "That's always our collab formula, and that's just how 'Gorgeous' came about. He just kind of told me what he was trying to say, I threw out some words, we rearranged words, and we came out with a bunch of different options before we come up with the hook."