Machine Gun Kelly came up with the first three verses while drunk in a locker room during a night out. Speaking on the Everyday Struggle
podcast, MGK recalled he wrote them after hearing Em's "Kamikaze
" being played. "We went in the locker room of a place where we were at and I just did it on the spot after that s--t released, in a matter of hours dude," said Kelly. "I was with Odell [Beckham Jr, Cleveland Browns] the night before, celebrating the $100 million contract thing. I was still just drunk."
Having written the three verses, Kelly then Facetimed them to YBN Cordae. After the rapper told him he really needed to "go off" at Eminem, MGK wrote the fourth verse.