This song is about Nelly's intense fondness for Nike Air Jordans sneakers, and how disappointing it is when they get their first scuff. There's a definite Spike Lee influence on this song, as a memorable scene in Lee's movie Do The Right Thing takes place when a guy from the neighborhood gets his Jordans stepped on by a white dude, which sparks an incident. Nelly's video features a homage to this scene, and also to Spike Lee's role as "Mars Blackmon," where he appeared in commercials for Air Jordans.
This features singer Ciara and rapper Jermaine Dupri. The latter also produced the track. Ciara also worked with Dupri on Bow Wow's 2005 single "Like You."
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.