“Every year around Christmas time, my mom makes a traditional Jamaican drink with pine and ginger, like Jamaican fruit punch. When I wrote the song I was home alone and I was drinking pine and ginger. [My producer] Valleyz had sent me the beat like two or three days prior. He named it “Pon Di Ting,” because it was literally him trying out dancehall for the first time. He was like, “I don’t know how this is, but if you like it, you can sing on it.” That’s how I got “wine pon di ting.” If you listen to the song, [pine and ginger] really has nothing to do with the overall meaning.” – Amindi K. Fro$t


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