Sierra: The video and song “On Sight” debuted on BET. Dope video and record. How did you get Fetty Wap to collaborate with you?
Tiffany: Well, I actually didn’t know that he was going to collaborate with me at first. I actually started on the song ahead of him, me and my writing partner, GoTo. I was in the studio, and we kind of like were in different places at that time. We were bouncing ideas back and forth and so we came up with the song “On Sight.” We had completed like a version to the hook and started listening to it. We said that it would be dope if we got a rapper on the record, but we didn’t know who at the moment. My friend, Britney, she happened to reach out to me, and she said, “You know what? I think you should do a record with Fetty Wap.” I told her, I said; I was jokingly telling her like, “If you have Fetty Wap money, then we could get Fetty Wap, but I’m not sure if he’s going to get on this record without those coins.
Sierra: The video has now over 300,000 views. How did you come up with the concept of the video? What was your inspiration?
Tiffany: Well, at first, that wasn’t the original concept. I wanted it to be like a street romance video where somewhere out at night, me and my girls and my love interest, he’s around his guys and whatnot and we kind of like link up. I know that he likes me, but he’s kind of shy and he won’t make the first move. That was where that concept for the video started, but we did shoot something like that, but we ended up scratching it because when Fetty was finally able to shoot his part of the song, it didn’t match up with what we had already shot, so then, we had to go back to the drawing board, and I said, “You know what? What would I want people to see right now? If they were to watch this, what would I want them to say about this video?”
To me, I just said, “You know what? It’s been a minute since I’ve been out for real.” Like I haven’t had a video on TV for a while. I really want to push this thing for real. What I want them to see is like the grown Tiffany, the grown up Tiffany, my personality, my swagger, how I move, how I dance. Just focus on me instead of like a whole big production. I just want them to see Tiffany, the artist. That gave me the idea to shoot a video that’s just like me dancing by myself and have Fetty come in on his part and kill it like that. I just wanted to sell the song instead of having like a big production. That’s where I kind of came up with the inspiration for that
Sierra: What was it like growing up in the Bronx with a rough childhood? How or did you remain positive in the tough situation you and your family were in ?
Tiffany: I was always a very optimistic child. I always just try to think the best of people and situations. I always knew that I was going to be somebody. I really didn’t know who at first, I was saying I wanted to be a doctor. I wanted to be a nurse, all kinds of things, but singing was and always will be my passion and performing, period, being an entertainer. That’s always what I wanted to do because when I was younger, I used to play the movie, The Temptations, What’s Love Got to do With It, the Frankie Lymon movie. I always used to play those films in the house, and I would make my brothers and sisters get up and learn the routine, learn the song. We would just go over them every day and just kind of just live in that.