The new version samples Lauryn Hill's wailing vocals from the bridge of Fugees' 1996 single "Killing Me Softly." Carey said during a Zoom listening party that she's always been a fan of Roberta Flack's original recording
and the Fugees' hip-hop interpretation was her "go-to record" when she was touring in the 1990s. "I love Lauryn, I think she's an incredible artist," Carey shared. "I was happy that Lauryn wanted to do this moment with me... I only wanted to do it with her approval and excitement."