Rexha had some thoughts about writing it:
I was in a really dark place, a dark head space. Figuring out where you are in life and trying to make shit work for yourself—it gets to you. You get super down on yourself. I was just trying to get out of a depressed phase. That’s where [the song] came from.
It’s such a special song. I know when (Eminem) heard it, it spoke to him.
The record and lyrics feel dark, but it’s coming from a really light place. I had a moment where I was like, I’m so tired of waiting for other people to accept me. I’m fucked-up, but that’s OK… You get to the point where you’re like, I’m just doing me and if people don’t like it, then it is what it is.
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