The song features a verse by Queens rapper 50 Cent, whom Michael had contacted about collaborating prior to his passing. In an interview that appeared on Michaeljackson.com
, 50 recalled about how the song came about: "I didn't have the opportunity to physically be in Michael Jackson's presence," he said. "But my DJ, Whoo Kid, he had the opportunity to actually meet Mike, because he was interested in working with me and he said that he had something he wanted me to actually hear, a song he created. He thought it would be perfect for us to collaborate on and then he put me on the telephone."
After the shocking news of Jackson's death, 50 received a call to come into the studio and perform his portion of the track. Once in the studio, the rapper worked with Teddy Riley on the song. "When I sat down and listened to the actual song, I was excited. I said, 'This is the 2010 version of Thriller
'" the rapper recalled. 50 added that he made adjustments to his normal flow. "I missed an opportunity to be on a record not just with a great artist, but a legend," he said. "So I wanted more, and I made adjustments to my cadence so I don't sound like I sound on music that people have previously heard from me, because I'm adjusting to the production."