"Once I saw the title, I went to my keyboard and guitar and started playing melodies that would complement it. I didn't want it to be aggressive. I wanted it to be friendly - for a song called 'Unpretty' talking about how much you don't like stuff about yourself - so the message would come across to people with those kinds of problems or issues. I thought it would be unique to get it across in a sweet way." - Dallas Austin (songwriter)
"I was really bruised and frail because I had lost a lot of weight. My boyfriend went out, and I felt like I shouldn't have to ask him to stay. It prompted me to write a poem." - T-Boz
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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