Why You Wanna Trip on Me

Album: Dangerous (1991)
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  • Producer and co-writer Teddy Riley played the guitar on this track. He recalled to Musicradar.com: "The element I'm most proud of in this song is my guitar playing. I thought he [Jackson] was going to get another person to play on it but he wanted my good self playing! That was something special to me. I was using an acoustic Ovation guitar."
  • Riley told Musicradar.com: "The whole song didn't take long to produce, actually. I think the longest part was writing everything and getting everything formatted. There's no studio trickery either, really. When you're doing analogue it's pretty much, you know, getting everything on tape, you know? It's very warm. That's basically it."
  • One of the song's co-writers was Bernard Belle, a key working associate of Teddy Riley during most of the New Jack Swing era. Bernard Belle is the younger brother of classic R&B artist Regina Belle.

Comments: 2

  • Ricky from Nyc, CaI love this song because it just makes you want to dance with your shoulders and feet.
  • Shauna from Atlatna, GaThis song sums up Michael's public life: with world hunger, children dying, war, illiteracy, "Why you wanna trip on me?" I completely agree. Let's focus on the horrible afflictions in the world adn leave celebrities alone. RIP MJ. Greatest that ever was.
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