“When I first heard that track I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was different. I’m not trying to do what I did before. I’m trying to do something different, but still have the same elements that people know me for. And that’s what Afrodisiac was. It was the most critically acclaimed of all my albums. It’s not the most successful, but my fans, that’s like their favorite album.
“It was great to do a record like that with Timbaland. He was one of my favorite producers, so to work with him was a dream come true.”