The song was written by Sean Garrett, who also co-wrote Usher's 2004 hit single "Yeah!
." It was produced by Zaytoven, (Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman), who told MTV News that he was unaware at the time that Usher's marriage was in trouble. He recalled: "Sean Garrett called me to the studio. He called like, 'You've got to come hear this song. I've got a hit.'" Zay added that he went to the studio and heard Garrett's reference vocals on the track "This was awhile ago," Zay said. "This is before there were any reports about Usher's marriage in the news. So I was thinking to myself, 'Is he trying to say something?' I don't know what Usher is going through, but Sean Garrett made a song about filling out papers, divorce papers. The beat, it's got a bounce to it. It's outta here."