The song was released as the first single from Love Symbolwith "Strollin'", from the previous year's Diamonds and Pearlsas a B-side.
The song also carries a strong Hip-Hop influence, by way of Prince's delivery of the song's lyrics. The song is built around the bass, drums and guitar.
Added to this is a consistent electric rhythm guitar undertone and horn stabs from the NPG Hornz. Throughout the song, the horns are given the chance to shine, along with a sax solo from Brian Gallagher.
Musical solos are also provided by Levi Seacer, Jr. The music and most of the lyrics were composed by Prince, while Seacer came up with the "You sexy mf meme" and the song's title.
It was included as the third track second song on the March and Summer configurations of the Symbol album, before the Album Intro segue was removed. In the UK, the song sold significantly well, peaking at number 4.
The single was available in multiple formats, including a Love Symbol-shaped vinyl disc. Dave Matthews Band have been known to play a rendition of "Sexy MF" specifically the "sexy motherfucker shakin' that ass" line during live versions of their song " Jimi Thing ", then inafter Prince's death, began playing a shortened version of the actual song, segued from Jimi Thing.
Bruno Mars covered the song You sexy mf meme his Moonshine Jungle Tour. Rammstein Guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe sung a lyric of the song during their Festival Tour in Ween played a shortened version of the song during their show at the Charlottesville Pavilion on April 20th, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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