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    What was going through your mind as you were writing this song?

    [Jermaine Dupri] had the track with the Donell Jones ["Where I Wanna Be"] riff on it for a while and we were writing some other songs. We actually were in Italy working on different tracks, just kind of playing around in the studio and then he was just like, "I have this track that I really want you to hear," and I was just blowing it off because I was more into doing something brand-new. And then we got back to, I think we were in L.A., and [songwriter] Crystal Nicole was there, who I worked with for "Touch My Body" and we started listening to the beat [for "I Don't"]. We heard it and loved it and sat down and wrote a verse and the melodies together.

    I knew we would want someone featured on it but it wasn't until [UTA's] Chris Hart, my agent, was like, "Do you know YG? We rep him. Would you want to put him on a song?" And I was like, "Of course." So we got together, and it was literally 24 hours from the intro to the completion of the whole thing. I loved working with him in the studio as well. He actually got the idea to do that little singing part in the middle of recording and then we kind of moved it around afterwards. I loved starting the record off with him because it feels like more of a collaboration.


    What made YG the perfect collaborator?

    He was very focused in the studio. He wrote his rhyme and then out of nowhere, he came up with the "I know you love me" part and I loved that [singing] section. I feel like he was a perfect collaboration because he really focuses on what he's doing. 


    What story were you trying to tell with the video? 

    It was a day later after we did the song. We had to put it together really quickly. There wasn't really one storyline, it was just the breaking up of a, whatever you want to call it, relationship and it kind of fit with the lyrics. I've always wanted to burn a wedding dress in a video. So we took this opportunity to do that 'cause in the "We Belong Together" video, I told [director] Brett Ratner in post-[production], I wanted to burn the train of the wedding dress, which was actually the real wedding dress that I wore in one of my many endeavors into marriage. He wouldn't light the train up so I was like, "You know what? I'm gonna do this myself."






    There's more in the interview but I cut it out cause there's a huge chunk of it dead2

  2. Just now, Royale said:

    Too bad it sounds so dated wendy3

    It actually sounds the opposite for me tbh moo2

    It's fresh in the sense that she is actually using some trap elements in it and in a way that she's never done it before moo1

    Plus the sample was GENIUS giveup2