Timbaland has been a strong supporter of Indian and Middle Eastern music. Not only has he infused many of his tracks with Eastern sounds, but he went out on a limb collaborating with various Indian singers before the South Asian started popularizing in pop music. When I met Timbaland back in 2010, we found common ground in our ability and desire to mix together Indian melodies with western contemporary music, particularly hip hop. Further, we began working extensively in the studio on projects for David Guetta, Pit Bull and Missy Elliott. When Justin Timberlake’s 20/ 20 presented an opportunity, we found just the right vocals and sounds to incorporate into the album.