Babyface later recalled to Singersroom.com
: "That was all part of a number of songs written at the same time. I was at a studio working with Forest Whitaker on a project so I ended up writing 'Sittin' up in My Room' there. Did the demo at a house I hand in LA… Brandy came over and we put down the idea. It was amazing how quick she did it. I think I listened to some Aaliyah records to start that song idea. Forest ended up using it for a scene in his movie."