Ross told MTV News that that he was inspired to write the song while looking down at Central Park from Diddy's penthouse in Manhattan. "The concept actually came from me and Diddy - we was running around New York City one night, went back to his penthouse and that's where the actual term 'super high' comes from," he explained. "It's 5 o'clock in the morning. I'm just burning, I'm thinking. [Diddy] turned on Purple Rain
, Prince. A few homies were in there - D Roc, me and him reminiscing, talking about Biggie. After the conversation I just stopped watching the movie and walked to the huge window. And I was reflecting like, 'Wow.' It had me reflecting on how far I came as a artist and as a person.
When you trying to get better as an artist, a lot of times we coming from the streets. We're flawed in a lot of ways. We trying to get better as people. I was reflecting on that, realizing how significant the title Teflon Don
is, even though that was one of my first rap names and one of the first tattoos I got. I just came with the whole first verse looking out the view: 'From my n---a Diddy view, I think I see his vision too/ Purple Rain
over Central Park, chillin' with my goons.' I was just capturing them moments and putting it over beats."