Speaking with Billboard
in a 2018 interview, Ty Dolla said this contains one his favorite ever hook. He explained:
"It's one of those songs where before I dropped it there was nothing else like it. And then once I dropped it, you started to hear a lot of other songs that were reminiscent of 'Paranoid.' So basically, we put together a whole sound, and it always feels good to start something rather than follow what somebody else got going."