The inspiration behind the song is a true-story experience where I was in a relationship and I kind of got played” said Rey in a statement. “I thought we were gonna grow together and while I was away grinding on my music, he played me. I stayed faithful even when I coulda did him dirty. We broke up, and when things started looking better for me he wanted to come back but it was too late. He tried to act like it was on me but I had to let him know he ain’t shit.”
“Remember when I fucked you on the air mattress?” she reminisces right at the start of the song — a great memory for sure but the mood only goes downhill from there. “You ain’t shit,” she coos with the voice of an angel, not masking the pain that lies beneath.
It’s a great song that anyone who has been through a breakup (pretty much everyone) can relate to.
Jalisa Rey Says U Ain’t Shit: Jalisa Rey’s “U Ain’t Shit” is out now.