Hurtin' Me

Album: Single release only (2017)
Charted: 7
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Stefflon Don trading vocals with French Montana. Don told Julie Adenuga on Beats 1 that she knew she needed a feature on the song and Montana was the first artist to come to mind.
  • The song finds Stefflon recollecting the good things from a past relationship. She is heartbroken now he's moved onto a new girlfriend.

    Tears down my face fallin'
    I'm in the place bawlin'
    If I ever find her, find her, find her
    I'm sendin' shots, I'm sendin' shots.


    French Montana talks about moving on with his new girl during his verse.
  • The song was produced by Rymez, who has provided the beats for several of Wiley's cuts including his 2012 UK Top 3 single "Can You Hear Me (Ayayaya)."
  • The song finds Stefflon Don crooning rather than spitting rhymes. "I was a singer before I was a rapper, but I was shy," she told NME. "If you're shy when you're singing, that's the worst combination."
  • The lyrics were inspired by Stefflon Don's ex getting a phone call from his former girlfriend. She explained to Genius:

    "That's when I thought, 'I'm about to make a song about the bitch.' Let me tell you the story. It's about an ex-girlfriend feeling really hurt that her boyfriend has moved on and now has a new girlfriend. In the song, I'm playing the ex-girlfriend, but in real life, I was the new girlfriend. See that? So basically, I'm the new girlfriend, and she was always mad that he had a new girlfriend. Then yeah, she was hurting.

    So it's about an ex-girlfriend feeling really hurt that her boyfriend has moved on and now has a new girlfriend. So in the song, I'm playing the ex-girlfriend, but in real life I was the new girlfriend… When I'm in a relationship, I'm perfect. I really am. I always say this. I'm like, 'I'm such a perfect girlfriend.' Like obviously now I'm too busy, but before when I didn't have s--t to do, I was so perfect."

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