After persuading Mick Jagger to appear on this song, Jimmy Iovine told will.i.am that he'd never worked with the Rolling Stones frontman before. The Black Eyed Peas leader recalled to The Boombox
: "Jimmy was like, 'When I was younger I wanted to be Mick Jagger. What A Tribe Called Quest is to you, that was Mick for me.' We are talking about someone who has produced everyone and their mom from John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen. So I asked Jimmy, 'Why don't you produce Mick's vocals?' When was the last time Jimmy produced? I was like, 'Let me bring you out of retirement.'"