This song finds Snootie Wild collaborating with Kirko Bagz. The pair previously worked together on the 2014 track, "Double Cup (Remix)" with DJ Infamous. "Me and Kirko are alike in how we kick it and how we want things done," Snootie told XXL. "We hit it off. We been kickin' it with each other."
The video channels the classic 1993 John Singleton movie Poetic Justice. Snootie Wild's role is that of the young mailman character, Lucky, originally played by Tupac. Kirko Bangz takes on the part of Lucky's wing-man, Chicago. "First of all, really to bring back the memory of Tupac and Black History Month because that was around the time I actually did shoot the video," explained Wild. "Other than that, it was how women have men issues and sometimes men don't understand why."
"I wanted to just give an example of how to be patient but still at the same time you're a man and about your business you can still make a woman come back around."
"Lean On" was originally sent by Major Lazer to both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj's camps as a slower reggae track. After both parties rejected the tune, Major Lazer recruited Danish singer MØ to supply vocals and recorded it themselves.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.