" is a song by American singer–songwriter Alicia Keys
. It was written by Keys, Jermaine Dupri
, and Joshua Thompson and produced by Dupri for her debut album, Songs in A Minor
The track released as the album's fourth and final single
outside the United States, where it charted at number eighty-two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
chart due to moderate airplay. Although "Girlfriend" managed to outpeak previous single "How Come You Don't Call Me
" in the United Kingdom and Australia, it failed to make impact elsewhere.
The song's KrucialKeys Sista Girl Mix, which appears on the re-release Songs in A Minor: Remixed & Unplugged
, is used in the video
, directed by Patrick Hoelck, and was serviced to radio instead of its album version.
In "Girlfriend", Keys cannot help but think that her boyfriend is having a relationship with his close female friend. She says she knows that the woman is only a friend of him, but she cannot stop thinking that her boyfriend may leave her. Keys then proceeds to say that she thinks she jealous of his "girlfriend".
The song contains an interpolation
from Ol' Dirty Bastard
's 1995 song "Brooklyn Zoo
The video for "Girlfriend" was directed by Patrick Hoelck and shot on location in East London
, United Kingdom
, the video uses the Krucialkeys Sista Girl Mix. The video starts... Read More