"I Care 4 U" is a song by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah. It was written by Missy Elliott and producer Timbaland. The song was originally recorded by Aaliyah for her 1996 album One in a Million, but scrapped after that album's completion.
"I Care 4 U", a romantic R&B ballad, was first featured on Aaliyah's self-titled third album in 2001. As a non-single album track, it charted for 20 weeks and reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2002. The song was released as a radio single in 2003 in promotion of Aaliyah's posthumuous compilation album I Care 4 U (2002).
"I Care 4 U" was written by singer-songwriter Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who also produced the song, and recorded at Magic Mix Studios and Music Grinder Studios in Los Angeles. Aaliyah originally recorded the song for her 1996 album One in a Million, but it was completed after the album had finished post-production, and she chose to scrap it for her next album. The song is a soft romantic R&B ballad whose female narrator, according to Aaliyah, says "don't cry, I'll wipe your tears. I love you, just give me the chance to show you."