Ne-Yo wrote the synth-heavy dance track with the actress in mind, he stated that:
"I wrote it for her because when she's on her game, you can see these traits in her. When she's focused, she exudes the aura of a boss with ease," Ne-Yo explains. "When [producer] Stargate and I were approached with the task, we viewed it as a challenge. 'Can we make a song for Lindsay Lohan that people were gonna take seriously?' I think we did it."
In the song's chorus, Lohan unapologetically sings, "I'm just a little bossy. I like it how I like it when I like it and that's how it is."
Ne-Yo says the song is about strength. "It's basically about a woman being strong enough to get what she wants when she wants it," he tells: "In this case, 'Bossy' is a term that describes confidence and power."
Ne-Yo also stated: "I gotta admit, we were like ... Lindsay Lohan?'" Ne-Yo says with a laugh. "I mean, I've written for Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Celine Dion and ... Lindsay Lohan? But I will say this; we gave her a quality record and she did a ridiculously fabulous job. I was so shocked I had to call her and apologize for what I was thinking because she did so good. I think the world is gonna be surprised.
|Canadian Hot 100||77|
|US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||2|
|Canadian Digital Singles||24|
|Mexico Pop 50 (International Tracks)||31|
|Brazil Top 30 Dance Club Play||11|
|Aruba Top 5||1|