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Album: The MF Life (2011)
Charted: 81
  • This is the second single by Canadian R&B/soul singer Melanie Fiona, off her sophomore album The MF Life. Written by Rico Love, the sultry cut finds Fiona singing of the heartbreak that comes from dating an adulterous man. The song was sent to urban stations on August 30, 2011.
  • The MF Life takes its inspiration from different aspects of love. "If I could call it something it would be 'stadium soul,'" Fiona told Billboard magazine: "The songs are just bigger. When I say soul I mean, it's the soul of the emotion that comes from within. It is everything that I've experienced and the emotions I've had to challenge. It's a lot of reflection on love. And I feel like every song, even though in different areas are about love, that they embody different moods and different reflections on love."
  • During an interview with The Boombox, Rico Love compared this song with [Mary J. Blige's] 'Mr. Wrong,' explaining that both "kinda autobiographical for me." He went on to explain that, "I'm just describing what I've heard women in my life say to me."
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