On August 14, 2016, Ariana shared a few snippets of a new song through Snapchat. The title of the song was unknown until Ariana confirmed she had a song called "My Way" a few weeks later.
On March 5, 2017, Ariana confirmed during the Dangerous Woman Tour soundcheck in Toronto that the songs she had teased on Snapchat would not appear on the album.
- It contains elements of "Let Me Love You".
- The song was originally rumoured to be a collaboration with Calvin Harris but the rumours were debunked.
- This is also where she confirmed the song title was in fact "My Way".[source?]
- The song was rumored to be a collaboration with Mac Miller, intended for Mac's upcoming album. It will be the sequel from "The Way".
- It is theorized that Ariana's producers sold the song and gave the instrumental used to the rapper 24 hrs for his single, 'What You Like'. It is unknown if this is true however it's likely due to the instrumentals being incredibly similar, with only a lower key.
Boy you better keep one, or think twice
Notice that I'm the best one, to keep by
I guess I shoulda stayed so far away
It took every ounce of effort just to parlay
Boy it's always in my favor, it go my way