Tiffany Haddish Opens Up About Working With Diane Warren on Empowering Track ‘Woman Up,’ How She Deals With Negativity & More

Tiffany Haddish is leaning into her musical talents. The multi-talented entertainer recently dropped her Diane Warren-written track, “Woman Up,” and she sat down with Billboard‘s Rania Aniftos to discuss how the song came to be.

“Diane Warren had slid in my DMs back in 2017,” Haddish recalled. “I had no idea because I decided to stay out of the DMs, ’cause there were too many d— pics coming through and that was just shocking. […] Then, I ran into her at a party and she was like, ‘I was in your DMs, you never responded!’ I was like, ‘I didn’t know you were in my DMs. Oh my gosh, we need to work together!’”

Her team eventually set her up with Warren, and the duo ultimately worked together on three songs that the songwriter wrote. Haddish also shared that she worked with Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, E-40 and more on tracks she’s hoping to release. “My whole mission was to create songs to put in my projects, my TV shows and movies,” she explains.

The song, which captures the spirit of female empowerment and overcoming obstacles, follows Haddish’s equally inspirational 2024 book I Curse You With Joy, which details her learned lessons of childhood trauma, being a Black woman in the entertainment business and reuniting with her estranged father.

Elsewhere in the interview, Haddish discussed dealing with negativity online. “If you don’t have no haters, nobody’s rejecting you, something’s not right,” she says. “You have to learn the difference between constructive criticism and just hate. You have to be so aware in yourself and knowing what you bring to the table, and knowing how you want to evolve and how you want to grow, you need to know you. If everything everybody is saying about you is hurting you that bad, you need to get your butt off the Internet, stop listening to everybody else and sit with yourself and fall in love with yourself. You have to really know you and know what your weaknesses are and know what your strengths are, so when the haters are talking that mess, it won’t matter because you already know.”

Watch Billboard’s full interview with Tiffany Haddish above.