By Philip Cosores
Breakout R&B artist Tinashe is not known as a ghostwriter for pop stars, so it is somewhat surprising to hear that she penned the Jennifer Lopez single, “I Luh Ya Papi.” But this is precisely what Tinashe did, as she told The Fader in a recent visit to their offices (via Hot New Hip Hop).
“It wasn’t ‘Papi’ at first…They switched the swag up a little bit! It was intended for [my debut album] Aquarius and everything,” she explained. “Then [music producer] Detail was in a session with J. Lo and he played her the track, because you know these producers sometimes, they’re like ‘Yo, lemme play you… I guess she obviously really liked it, and she cut her version.
“One day Detail calls me and is like ‘J. Lo is singing that song.’ I didn’t believe it at first,” she added. “I thought he was just not trying to give it to me for some reason. I was like ‘J. Lo does not want that song, she’s not gonna sing that.’ And then it came out. I guess she wanted it.”