Lie To Me
by Queen Naija (featuring Lil Durk)

Album: Misunderstood (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Queen Naija sings about an open relationship with her lover. She acknowledges he is seeing other women but is confident he will always return to her.

    Naija told Apple Music. "It's just an unpopular kind of truth song. A lot of women wouldn't like to admit to it, but a lot of them put up with stuff they're not supposed to. People wouldn't agree with it because they would call them stupid, but when you love somebody, sometimes you just put up with s--t."
  • Chicago rapper Lil Durk spits a verse from the perspective of Queen Naija's unfaithful lover. He admits to his straying ways and respects Naija for not getting stressed about his philandering.
  • The song samples DeBarge's 1983 track "A Dream," which has been used as the basis of several tunes by artists in the hip-hop and urban contemporary genres. Notable examples include 2Pac's 1996 cut "I Ain't Mad At Cha," Blackstreet's 1997 single "Don't Leave Me," and Fifth Harmony's 2015 track "We Know."
  • Queen Naija had wanted to use the "A Dream" sample for a long time and she originally earmarked it for a cut with A Boogie wit da Hoodie back in 2018. However, they didn't get round to recording that tune, so together with her co-writers, Alex Niceforo, Keith Sorrells, Warren Felder and London Jae, she revamped the entire beat and used the same sample.

    A Boogie used the "A Dream" sample himself for the beat of his 2020 track "Go Back."
  • Queen Jaija recorded this for her debut album, Misunderstood. Released as a single, it became the singer's fourth Top 10 hit on the R&B chart following "Medicine," "Karma," and "Butterflies Pt.2."

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