Boytrouble is the seventh track on Prince’s 36th album Plectrumelectrum (the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl). It features a lead rap by Minneapolis-based artists, rapper Lizzo and DJ/MC Sophia Eris. The song was written by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl (music and lyrics) and Lizzo and DJ/MC Sophia Eris (rap parts).
While specific recording dates are not known, it is likely the track was recorded in late Winter - early Spring 2013, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Rap and vocal parts by the band The Chalice (consisting of Lizzo, Sophia Eris and Claire de Lune) were recorded on Easter Sunday 2013 (31 March) under Joshua Welton’s supervision at Paisley Park Studios.
In a 2019 interview, Sophia Eris discussed the song’s recording:
"We went in and this dude Josh was there. He was the producer, and he was like, all right, this is a song off the 3rdEyeGirl track Boytrouble”. He Played us the song, and he’s like, “We want you to make the song your own.” So they took all the vocals out and we wrote all those 16s. We had to write and record it in three hours. (...) There was a like a house phone in the studio—and it kept ringing. And it was like, “Hello? Yeah, they just started.” “Hello? Yeah, they’re halfway done.” “Hello? Yes, do you want to hear it?” And he held the phone up to the speaker and was like, “You like it?” Pause. “Okay, I’ll see you soon.” And we’re like, is that him? “Yes.” Is he coming? “Not today.” "
A remix focusing more on Sophia Eris’ rap remains unreleased.