Rihanna wrote the song with:
American songwriter and producer Jeff Bhasker who has won Grammy Awards for the songs "Run This Town
" by Jay-Z, "All of the Lights
" by Kanye West, and "We Are Young
" by Fun. His other credits include co-writing and co-producing Mark Ronson's smash hit, "Uptown Funk
British singer-songwriter and actress Teddy Sinclair (real name Natalia Cappuccini), who started her recording career under the name of Verbalicious and released her debut single "Don't Play Nice" in March 2005. The song charted at #11 in the UK singles chart but her then record label later filed for bankruptcy and little was heard from her for a few years. Cappuccini then adopted the stage name Natalia Kills from the interjection "you killed it!", after her record company advised her that her legal name was "indescribable." She released two albums under that name, before reverting to Teddy Sinclair in 2015.
American vocal producer Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell who was a member of a songwriting–production team comprised of himself, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "The Dream" Nash. Harrell was the vocal producer and co-writer of Rihanna's Grammy-winning single "Umbrella
" and earned another Grammy for the vocal production of Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)
". His other credits include being a composer and engineer on Beyoncé's chart topping "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it)
Producer/songwriter Glass John, whose other credits include Chris Brown's 2013 single "Home
." John caused a stir at the end of 2015 when he took to Twitter on an extended rant about the delay in completing Anti
and how Rihanna's alleged boyfriend Travi$ Scott was sabotaging the LP.
John then went on to claim that "Kiss It Better" was supposed to be the album's lead single, tweeting, "ME AND MY WIFE (meaning Rihanna) WENT IN THE STUDIO W/ CLASSIC HIT MAKER @JEFFBHASKER TO CREATW A CLASSIC ANTHEM. And f--king Travis prevented it from being her first $ingle and launching her album last year."