On January 19, 2010, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame was shot and robbed at an Atlanta car wash. He penned this song about a month before the incident and Waka explained to MTV News that the shooting encouraged him to push this cut. He said: "I always hear the craziest rumors about me - I got shot, I got robbed. I died. Just crazy stuff. They kidnapped my daughter, kidnapped my kids. Man, I ain't got no kids, period. ... I was like, 'Damn, I need to make a song about that.' I made one verse. Then I was like, 'Man, I ain't finnin' to talk about no haters.' To me, more people love me than hate me. I gotta focus on them. I'm hot. That's how I felt. Then I ended up getting shot for real. 'Rumors,' I'm gonna focus on that right now, drop that. Set that up for my next single. I'm gonna grand-slam that."