In the documentary, Just for Kicks, Darryl McDaniels said that the inspiration for this track came from Rev Run’s brother and the group’s manager, Russels Simmons. Russell was smoking PCP when he pitched the idea to the group as they stood on 205th Street. .
A Tribe Called Quest used the term bonita applebum to describe a woman whose quest in life is to make guys feel like men, by putting them on. These bonita applebums are the best of both worlds by being passive and authoritive