It Makes Me Ill

Album: No Strings Attached (1999)


  • Written by Kandi Burrus, Kevin Briggs, this song is about a guy going through a breakup and still having feelings for his ex. He is heartbroken when he sees her with a total jerk. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Evie - Sweet Valley, PA
  • Burrus and Briggs also wrote "No Scrubs" for TLC and "Bills, Bills, Bills" for Destiny's Child.
  • The song was sampled by Ariana Grande on her 2019 hit single "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored ."


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