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“Motive”

Tell me why I get this feeling
That you really wanna turn me on
Tell me why I get this feeling
That you really wanna make me yours

‘Cause I see you trying
Subliminally trying
To see if I’m gon’ be the one that’s in your arms
I admit, it’s exciting
Parts of me kinda like it
But before I lead you on

Baby, tell me what’s your motive
What’s your motive
What’s your motive
So tell me what’s your motive
What’s your motive
What’s your motive

I could call bullshit out from a mile away (Don’t say)
You want me if you can keep coming back for me
Might have to curve you if you just can’t talk straight (Just say)
Say what you mean ’cause you might get it

‘Cause I see you trying
Subliminally trying
To see if I’m gon’ be the one that’s in your arms
I admit, it’s exciting
Parts of me kinda like it
But before I lead you on

Tell me what’s your motive
What’s your motive
What’s your motive
So tell me what’s your motive
What’s your motive
What’s your motive

Yeah, yeah, aye
You treat me like gold, baby
Now you wanna spoil me
Did you want a trophy?
Now you wanna sport me, baby
Want me on your neck
‘Cause you wanted respect
‘Cause you fighting some war, baby
Well, I had to bring the fists out
Had to put a wall up
But don’t trust phonies, baby
You gotta tell me what’s your motive, baby

‘Cause you got your candy on your arm
No need to sugarcoat a lie
Say what you want
I needed a real bonafide G
Can you promise me you’ll bring it all tonight?
‘Cause I need you to be wise
Tell me everything that’s on your mind, c’mon

Baby, tell me what’s your motive
What’s your motive (What’s your motive)
What’s your motive (What’s your motive)
So tell me what’s your motive
What’s your motive (What’s your motive)
What’s your motive

"Motive" is the first collaboration between Ariana Grande and Doja Cat. The latter confirmed it on Twitter on the 21st of September 2020 by posting "HOWEVER the Ari and Doja collab exists entirely. <3" when fans asked if Grande and Doja Cat would be featured on an upcoming Nicki Minaj track.

 Ariana Grande explained to Apple Music about working with Doja Cat, "We did this song together towards the end of last year, and I love it so much. I remember when I first wrote it and sent it to her, she was in the shower, and she was like, 'Bitch, I love this. I'm in the shower'. She was like, 'I'm doing it right now.' And I was like, 'Okay, there's no rush. I'm not putting out a project anytime soon, whatever.'"