The song was originally just a Meek Mill and Rick Ross collaboration and was earmarked for the latter's Port of Miami 2
album. However when Jay-Z got to hear the track and expressed an interest in laying down some rhymes, there was a change of plan.
Jay-Z's finalized verse wasn't submitted until less than a week before the release of Championships
. "We been wanting Jay on the album since the beginning," Atlantic Records Senior Vice President of A&R Dallas Martin told Complex UK
Martin added that you can't give Hova deadlines and you just hope he carries out his original intention to make a contribution. "Nobody can move Jay-Z," he said. "When he sent back that 44-bar verse, man, we just all lost our minds. We couldn't believe it, man. It was definitely early Christmas for us."