This song was co-written by and features Young Money artist Shanell. She told New Lil Wayne
how the song came about, and why Wayne choose it to be his first single. Said Shanell: "Well what it means to me, it's something I think that if you want the victim of the Prom Queen be it "the Prom Queen or the guy in that story", like you've seen its the guy that likes the popular girl and she disses him all throughout school and then maybe later on in life when they get older they might meet up and you see that same popular girl and that same guy but the role reversed". Now that guy that was supposedly not so popular is doing well for himself and he's like "I used to like her?" [Laughs] So that's where the concept kind of came from and I thought that working on Wayne's Rebirth
like he's doing a lot of different stuff and when I brought that to him he really liked it. I thought he could best get that song across, so we decided to work on it and record it. In terms of it being the first single, [laughs] honestly I don't know. They just told me that it was going to be the first single and I think he just really liked that it had a storyline that a lot of people could relate to. You know being that he's branching off into [interrupts] and I want to say this to, a lot of people are calling this his "rock album" and he is to, and it's really an album of a different type of Lil Wayne music. Rather than putting a stamp on it and saying that its rock, it's more of a different side of Lil Wayne where he can express his intellectual side or more fun side just to reach another demographic of people. He thought it was a good song and it had a great story line and a lot of people can relate to it."