Fonzworth Bentley, a rapper and producer who co-wrote "Ultralight Beam
," also played a role in creating the beginning of this song's first verse. He recalled on the Rich Friend podcast how he sauntered into the studio with a scarf tied around his neck.
"As I walk in the studio," said Bentley, "the beat to 'Waves' is on and 'Ye is sitting on one side of the studio, Chris is on the other side, so I walk in with my bop and 'Ye is like, 'Walk up in this bitch like.'"
That studio entrance inspired the lyrics "Step up in this bitch like."