Rihanna sampled Ginuwine's 1996 raunchy R&B hit "Pony
" for this song, cutting its blatantly sexual chorus with a dubstep breakdown. Ginuwine told MTV News that the main reason he okayed the borrowing of the track was because it was Rihanna
. "You know what? My management told me she wanted to use it, and Rihanna, I'm a fan of hers and I love what she's doing. Anytime someone uses anything that I've done in the past, that's just one of those things where the respect is there and I can appreciate that and it was a great song and still is," he said. "It's one of the most appreciated songs when I do my shows, that's one of the songs that gets the most reaction, and for her doing it, I'm appreciative. I thank her for it and hopefully it does well for her."