The song was done in just one day. Jermaine Dupri recalled to Billboard
"Mariah came to the studio at 10 p.m. and we worked through the morning until she got on another plane at 9 A.M. We stayed in the studio from 10 until 9 in the morning. I was so tired.
There was this one line that they had a space for and she said, "Come up with a line, Jermaine." I came up with the line, but I was so tired that I didn't want to put the line down. But she was like, 'No, I need this song finished right now.' It was so crazy, because her energy about the song was almost felt like she knew it was going to become what it did."