I know she was mad at me, but she laced it.
Written by Unknown
Produced by Unknown
4:13 Album version featuring Mariah Carey & Big Pun LEAKED
ABOUT THE SONG
- N.O.R.E. concurred, saying that after he worked with the singer for her album, he immediately enlisted her services for his own forthcoming LP, One Fan a Day, due out December 21. One of his tracks — at first tentatively called "Friends" and now currently without a title — features a previously unreleased verse from the late Big Punisher. Carey, however, didn't have the benefit of hearing that verse before she came up with the chorus. "I told her to think like Pun was still alive," N.O.R.E. said. "I told her to think of [Pun's] 'It's So Hard' and 'I'm Not a Player.' I know she was mad at me [because she didn't get to hear it], but I know the world is going to love it.” - MTV: With Help From Kanye, R. Kelly, Snoop, Mariah Readies New LP by Jennifer Vineyard, October 29, 2004
- N.O.R.E.: ”I did a record [Your Girl] with Mariah Carey [for her album], and I told her, 'I just want you to do a record back,' " he continued. "I asked her if she was a fan of Pun's, and she said she was. So I told her to think like he was still alive. I told her to think of [Pun's] 'It's So Hard' and 'I'm Not a Player.' I wouldn't send her the Pun vocals, so she laid a chorus without me sending her the Pun vocals. I know she was mad at me, but she laced it. The world is going to love it.” - MTV N.O.R.E. Reps His Latin Side With Reggaeton ‘Oye Mi Canto’ by Rashaun-Hall, November 3, 2004
2005 Recorded for N.O.R.E.’s unreleased album, One Fan A Day.