The song narrates Evans' praise of herself as she "vows not to settle when it comes to a man. And I have cried for him Leading up to today Many miles, many roads I have traveled Missy Elliott - 'I Deserve It, "Faith Evans - I Deserve It (feat. Many hearts, many years have unraveled The song narrates Evans' praise of herself as she "vows not to settle when it comes to a man." But she tried two other songs and went back to that one like, 'I like this one'. Prior to the song's release, interviewers asked if the production to "I Deserve It" would be set in a mid-tempo or up-tempo style; Faith Evans replied that the song would be a "banger" and a "feel good" record. Fallen down on the way This guy was dreamt for me Not running from the past Missy Elliott & Sharaya J", "Listen to Faith Evans' "I Deserve It" f/ Missy Elliott and Sharaya J", "Listen To New Faith Evans "I Deserve It" Ft Missy Elliot & Sharaya J", "Faith Evans: Comeback-Single mit Missy Elliott", "New Song: Faith Evans feat. [14] DirectLyrics also praised both Elliott and Sharaya J for "add[ing] a nice flavor thanks to their upbeat rap verses. Fallen down on the way [Verse 1] The video also features cameo appearances by the likes of Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez, Terrell Owens and Evans' friend and R&B Divas co-star KeKe Wyatt. [2][3] This marks the second time that both Evans and Elliott appear on a release together, the first being Evans' remixed single "Burnin' Up" in 2002. [Chorus] I have no regrets, there's nothing to forget [6] Evans also added that "I Deserve It" would feature Elliott's protégée Sharaya J and "declared" the song as a "perfect embodiment of being able to still maintain what people know you for and the era that you’re from — but not sound dated. Mya may have celebrated her 41st birthday over the weekend (October 10), but it appears the GRAMMY winner is the one handing out gifts. 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Many miles, many roads I have traveled Many miles, many roads I have traveled And I was dreamt for him This guy was made for me "[9] Prior to the song's release, interviewers asked if the production to "I Deserve It" would be set in a mid-tempo or up-tempo style; Faith Evans replied that the song would be a "banger" and a "feel good" record. "[6] On June 15, 2014, Evans began a ten-day countdown for the single via her official Instagram account,[7] and confirmed that the record would be released on June 25, 2014. And I have prayed for him Many hearts, many years have unraveled Missy Elliott & Sharaya J) - YouTube > Linked Comment", "Faith Evans' 'I Deserve' BTS Atlanta video shoot", "Faith Evans - I Deserve It feat. [6], The song has received generally favorable reviews with critics praising the track for being a "feel good" record laced with "summertime vibes". I tried to do what's best And I thank you. All the pain was worth it Her new song 'I Deserve … "[13] Riedel also described Faith Evans' vocals as "smoky-sweet soprano" and noted "I Deserve It" as a "self-empower[ing] anthem". [16] On August 31, 2014, a sneak peek of the music video was released via Evans' official YouTube channel. Many miles, many roads I have traveled And I was meant for him Directed by Derek Blanks and produced by Radiant3 Productions, the music video features choreographic dancing by Lisa Cunningham ("Icy", "Taurus Here") and club references to the Eddie Murphy film Coming to America (1988). This guy has prayed for me [Chorus] [Verse 2] "[6], Elaborating further on Missy Elliott's contribution to the single, Faith Evans disclosed: "When I first sent Missy [Elliott] the record, she was like, 'I don't know how to attack it,' and I'm like 'Girl bye' [...] Like, Missy do what you do. Missy Elliott & Sharaya J [Official Teaser]", ""I Deserve It feat. This guy has danced for me Many hearts, many years have unraveled [19], "Faith Evans to Release New Single "I Deserve It" With Missy Elliott on June 25th", "iTunes - Music - I Deserve It (feat. On August 6, 2013, Faith Evans confirmed in an interview with Studio Q that Missy Elliott would be one of the guest appearances on her sixth album Incomparable. "I Deserve It" is a summertime R&B ladies' feel-good anthem that features "a piano and horn-driven beat", which samples Aretha Franklin's 1972 recording, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black".