In his 2009 cover story with Complex, Kid Cudi spoke on his and Drake's separate careers, which at the time were both on the steady incline. He also revealed that Drake was one of the first people to truly fuck with Cudi's music, adding that Drake wanted to do an official “Day ’N’ Nite” remix early on. Cudi went on to add:
Imagine if I would’ve let Drake remix “Day ’N’ Nite” when he wanted to back in ’07. That shit would’ve fizzled out; no one would’ve cared. Luckily we let it live and it worked out. We’re changing things on accident. That’s how I know this is my destiny.