Seafood is one of my biggest pet peeves.
I want to win some awards, sell more records - just do whatever I want.
I probably wasted a couple of thousand dollars on some dumb-ass clothes.
As I put out more music, I really want to get to the point where people feel like my show is a must-see.
Bout to inhale like I'm finnin to see Satan. We're Satanic. It's the law.
Acting is a grind, just like music is a grind. Sometimes it takes longer than what you can give.
Everything I wanted to do was big. I feel like my music is big, the mark I'ma leave in this world is big, so I feel like that's the perfect name.
Million dollar deals in my email, you mad as hell you ain't CC'ed
Eminem was the biggest rapper in the world, but I didn't know Eminem and I didn't know anybody who knew Eminem.
Feeling more comfortable onstage is something I've worked on - it's really about just being the artist I am.
I think it's tacky to have chains that go all the way down to your crotch.
Chains and stuff are nice, don't get me wrong I love them and I wear chains, but I can do without it.
I ended up getting a lion chain. I had to make my own mascot - I want to start my own dynasty eventually.
Gettin' dressed up for court, that's a law suit
My white girl Veronica, black girl Monica, Got me celebrating Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-kah, Rocking dashikis with a yarmulke.
I feel like Im able to relate to all races of people because when you learn to tap into the raw emotion of a person, that goes past color.
I really just appreciate good jewelry, clarity, gold. I think gold is made for kings and pharaohs - that's what I am. That's why I rock gold and, you know, stuff like that.
I don't call my people fans, I call them believers, because they go above and beyond.
In the studio, I always put on National Geographic for inspiration. Looking at lions eating gazelles, all that type of stuff.
Ariana is a huge supporter of mine; she's a big fan - she told me that when I met her. She's cool, her voice is crazy, she's got a great, great voice.
Definitely people like Kanye, inspired me to work hard. He's somebody who I've seen put that grind in over the years.
It's easier to record in LA than in New York and Detroit, because the space in LA is green, and there's sunshine, and I need all those positive vibes.
I'm just a Westside lover, I leave females in my sheets and all my feelings in a rubber.
I feel like that's why we're here on this earth; to manifest what we want, to live a life, to have the best sex, drink the best champagne and to live it up and control it. That's what it's all about.
I'm not compromising myself in any way, I love just doing whatever I want and showing people it's real.
I work really hard - that doesn't mean I deserve anything, but it's really cool to see the positive reaction people give to something you worked so hard on. It's one of the best feelings.
I want people to feel like they can do anything.
Sometimes when you make good stuff and you love it, it gets outdated sometimes, because you've held on to it so long, you may not like it like you used to.
Man I just ended up on everybody guestlist. I’m just doing better than what everybody projected.
I don't judge too much as long as it's good. As long as it's good music and good artistry, I'm with it.
God made me in my beautiful form so I'm just trying to execute it.
I just always stay honest with myself. All my stuff isn't boastful, but some of it is. But that's just the music, the art.
There are so many people with great work ethics that I've been around. I try and take the best qualities from the people I admire and apply it to my own self.
To live in the moment is truly an art and is truly a talent, because when you live in the moment then you are truly the master of your whole life and you'll have the best times.
Man the life of a workaholic... You either on ya work or just workin on it.
I think just dreaming big and having aspirations is important. So you know I want to be the greatest of all time at what I do and if you're not trying to be the greatest at what you do then you're not doing it for real.
I feel like you should be confident in whatever you do, and a lot of my new music [that's coming out] I want people to judge more so than the music I've put out recently, because I feel like it's really changed a lot.
I never want to look back on life and say I wish I did something, and I don't want anybody else to do that.
It's evolution, man. Eventually the student becomes the teacher.
Are you willing to give up what you love, for who you love?
The best advice I have been given is to live in the moment, as cliché as that sounds. It's crazy.
High ends, high spending. We just trying to end life on a high note.
Instead of thinking about work the next day or thinking about what you have to do, if you live in the moment you'll have some of the best times of your life.
I'm the type to have a bullet-proof condom and still gotta pull out.
From the inside looking out you can never see how it looks from the outside looking in.
I just wanted to do something that had some meaning that I can look back and be proud of, that my family can look back and be proud of.
Girls only say I hate you to the guys that they love
I'm not that big, physically. I'm just big where it counts - I got a big heart!
I'd be a billionaire if I could get a dollar for all the bullsh*t that I hear a day.
Used to tell me the sky's the limit, now the sky is our point of view.
A man that can master patience can master anything.
Patience is the ability to accept trouble, suffering, delay without getting angry or upset, I feel like if you can master patience you can master anything.
You live and you learn, man. I've learned you can't wait on anybody. You have to raise your awareness yourself.
I got a dream that's worth more than my reality.
The higher the goal, the harder the climb, but after that the bigger the muscle the, smarter the mind.
Working with Kanye is one of the greatest things ever. It's also one of the most nerve-wracking things ever. He's, like, the most critical, particular, artistic person ever.
Notorious B.I.G. was one of my favorites. I started getting into hip-hop around the Bad Boy era.
The thing was, at a young age, my mom and my grandma always tried to keep me out of the streets as much as they could, so they put me in a private school when I was super young.
I'm a sneakerhead. I probably have a couple hundred pair of shoes. I got all sorts of shoes.
It just makes you a better artist when you're with people who are great artists themselves. Being around Kanye, soaking up all the knowledge, all the stuff he got.
Fame necessarily isn't really tied to success at all. Fame is just being recognized for doing what you do, whether it's good or bad. Osama bin Laden was famous.
My music is the essence of Detroit. At one time, we were the center of the world, man - Motor City.
Kids that I went to school with didn't know how to interact with black people like that. There were only, like, three or four black kids in the class.
I feel like I definitely have a real sporty style, more so than a lot of people in G.O.O.D. Music.
I feel like 'Beware' is a heartfelt song - it's something that is definitely a story, something that I cultivated from personal stories, some from just other stories in just wanting to make a good song.
People don't realize I'm a very spiritual person.
I feel like I changed hip-hop.
I'm a Detroit player, they set styles.
I feel like when you're a celebrity, people dehumanize you and they forget you're a real person.
When I'm home, I cook my own dinner, all organic.
People who tend to listen to my music have come back and said, 'Yo, this is my anthem. This is what I live by.'
I feel I can really relate to a lot of young people.
It's a real player move to take a girl wine-tasting on a date - she'll like that.
I hate all the old pictures of me before 2010 - and they are always the first ones to come up. That's why I don't Google myself, man.
When I graduated from high school, the teacher said I was throwing my life away following music, and the same teacher invited me back to speak at the school. I don't say that to brag, I just want to be an example.
I'm really vulnerable onstage because it's just me. I'm not really trying to put up a front or act a certain way.
I never look at it like I'm wasting money when I'm buying gold.
For me, personally, Detroit is a melting pot for everything. We get the best from the East Coast, West Coast and down South.
Yeah, I record on voice memos. I got like 1,000-something memos. If I'm in the middle of something and I can't get it done, I'll jot it down, but I never write a rap out, ever.
With the super duper flow, I created that one word rhyme style.
Sometimes eight chains go together really well, depending on the length - how short they are, how small they are.
I've definitely stolen a lot of things.
I come from a family of scholars who got their Master's degrees. To my grandma - and to a lot of people - an education was a way of making it out of the worst parts of their life.
Sometimes I feel like putting on a blazer with just a T-shirt.
I get sick all the time because I get no rest and sleep, but it's definitely worth it.
I waste a lot of money buying the same pair of shoes.
I want to change the world. I want to be a part of culture. I want to help teach.
I was a telemarketer in my senior year at high school. I had to sell prosthetic limbs to paralysed veterans. I was making 150 bucks a week and it was horrible.
I feel like I'm able to relate to all races of people because when you learn to tap into the raw emotion of a person, that goes past color.
I wanted to make the soundtrack of people's lives.
I just remember I wanted to make my own dynasty and not keep following trends. I wanted to make my own.
There's definitely a thin line between being tasteful and tacky.
Being in the Midwest, you get the best of all worlds and add your own flavor to it.
I think gold is made for kings and pharaohs - that's what I am.
Even though it's tiring, I'm having the time of my life.
I write my own lyrics completely on my own. Sometimes I have people helping me with concepts or like choruses and stuff sometimes, but mostly I write all my own songs by myself, especially the verses and a lot of the choruses.
It has no color to it. If you can rap good, you can rap good. I look at Mac Miller, who’s one of my homies, and I look at Wiz Khalifa, who’s one of my homies, and I don’t look at Mac different because he’s white. He’s my homie.
I definitely consider myself a Christian. There's things that I believe in, there's things I have a self-belief on. I know I got a great relationship with God and the universe. I just believe in being a righteous person and karma. Doing unto others as you would have done unto you. I really want to help teach that.
My mom keeps me going, man. She deserves such a good life. I just wanna give it to her. My dad, too. My family, my friends, they keep me motivated. Just knowing my personal legend, just knowing what I'm supposed to do, that keeps me going.
You're in good spirits when you create and produce great music. All situations inspire music in different ways, man, from good situations, bad situations, depression, falling in love, falling out of love. I've been going through all those type of things.
I still got a lot to learn about fashion. I'm somebody who experiments, somebody who's finding their way. I'm young, and I don't really know if there's any guide to style in what's right and what's wrong. I just dress as an extension of how I'm feeling. If I feel crazy, then I'm gonna rock something crazy.
I think a lot of my fans are anxious for more than just my singles. They know I'm a dreamer. They know I'm someone who is real spiritual. I love to have fun, and I always have fun songs - songs you can party to. But I also always have songs you can live to, that when you're depressed, it may lift your spirits up.