Used To Be

Album: All Around the World (2013)


  • The third single from All Around The World is a contemporary R&B jam, which was produced by the group's co-founder Walter W. Millsap III (who has previously worked with Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and Timbaland). Another of the group's co-founders, Candice C. Nelson, also contributed to the writing of the song with Dewayne Swan and Keisha Gamble.
  • Mindless Behavior member Roc Royal explained the song's meaning to Artist Direct: "That single is about us like how me and my girl used to be like Jay-Z and Beyoncé or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but then we let the gossip and the rumors come between us. Basically, it's like a huge breakup story. You can feel the emotion in that one."


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