I'm creating songs. I do it most of the time, in the car or in the house.
I've never been in that position in my life, where I hate a celebrity so much that I want to call them names.
I've been offered things from alot of different labels and stuff like that, but it's just like, it has to be perfect. I'm not going to sign my life away.
I think touring is one fo the funnest parts of being a singer or entertainer or whatever.
I want to write some books. Books that have nothing to do with music, just some fiction type of books for a whole different audience of people.
I'm friends with [exes] and they hear the songs. I can honestly say I don't have any exes I hate. They're artists in some fashion so they understand.
I appreciate all the people that can respect and appreciate my music.
Before I had my daughter I actually wanted to do something that I could put out for free, like a mixtape, but it wasn't going to really be a mixtape, it was just going to be songs that I wrote and release for free.
I always go to my Kanye [West], Jay-Z. I go back to alot of the stuff that I know for sure that I like.
I appreciate when people listen to the sad songs, because it's almost like telling someone your problems and having them listen with a compassionate ear.
I finished school, because I started when I was thirteen, so basically around 16 or 17, I just focused on finishing high school.
When I find something good, I stick to it for like a month. I'm usually late on like other stuff. Kendrick Lamar, I can play that often.
A lot of time when I'm creating songs, they're in real time. When I'm writing the song, I feel what I'm feeling for its full potential. As soon as the song is over, I'm like, I created art.
I just want to meet as many people as I can and talk with as many people as I can, but whatever allows me to do that then that's my main goal. It's just to understand as much as I can about life and how it happens.
I don't think I have a sad life. I just talk about all my feelings and emotions.
Nothing really came, everything was like inspired by something.
I belong to the world.I'm in a relationship with the world.
No music while making love... the sound of the love being made is better than music.
Sometimes I go and I'll look at people's comments and then responses, covers, choreography and fan videos and after a couple hours it's like, uhhh this is a little like...I'm like don't indulge in right now.
I had my baby around 20 and I was always working on music, but I was always working on music, but I was doing other stuff as well.
Writing has always been my go-to form of expression. Whenever I was going through something as a kid, I would write it down and I would turn it into a poem.
I'm trying to teach people not to be selfish. That's the thing. If you have a good thing share it. Of course we're not in a sexual relationship.
I have a crazy sense of humor so if someone is just trying to be rude to me, or if you can tell that someone is angry for no reason, I like to entertain them.
Shame on you for staying the same.
The way you feel is not my problem.
I'm not a party animal. I'm a chill homebody. I like to watch movies and go out to eat. That's my idea of a good time. I'm definitely able to be social.
There’s no slowing down as the globe spins ‘round and ‘round. You gotta keep going.
I think as a person, I have a whole bunch of different sides to me.
Just be yourself and wear deodorant.
You have got to trust the signs. Everything will turn out fine
Suffering is optional. You’re gonna have some pain but it doesn’t have to make you suffer.
I'm probably my biggest critic. There's nothing anyone can ask of me that I haven't already asked of myself.
Love side, hate side, never in between
I stopped looking at people's opinions. It's easy to get caught up in what other people think.
Life only gets harder, but you gotta get stronger.
I’m cool with nothing cause even nothing is something
Go with the wind, you know, like a sailboat. I think that's really important when it comes to peace… inner peace especially. You can't help anyone else if you don't have it together for yourself.
Change is inevitable. Why hold onto what you have to let go of?
Cause nothing really is and everything really isn’t.
What you create for you, no one can take from you.
You have got to lose your mind just to find your peace of mind
Females in our generation morals are just out the window. Materialistic things aren't life. I'd rather walk in the rain with a man who treats me like a queen than to ride in a Benz with a man who treats me like crap.
I actually have a young readers' series that I wanna do, kind of in the same lane as a Harry Potter or Narnia or Twilight. I want to write stuff like that.
I think if a woman is feeling aggressive, she should be aggressive and not hold back.
I always say the person who taught me how to sing indirectly because I listened to her all the time was Brandy. I fell in love with her voice when I was six years old. I always loved Brandy.
Yeah, I mean I'm a water sign. I'm a Pisces.
I just like being a regular person.
As I got older, I really got into Tupac's poetry, his books and just learning about his life and what he was into.
It gets crazy in my mind sometimes but the reason why I like to express so much positivity on my Twitter is because I think we all are battling evil thoughts. I think it's important to not ignore them but to try to understand where they are coming from and get through them instead of suppressing them.
You know how a lot of people say, 'I lose myself in music,' or 'I like to escape,' but I want my music to be more of an awakening. I want it to make people to be aware of life; I don't want my music to be a distraction. I want to light a path.
My main goal in life is to just be happy. I don't compromise my happiness for anything. If I find what makes me happy I'm going to do that. That's really going with the flow of life. As far as like the mainstream stuff, if my destiny takes me there and I end up going that route, then that's fine.
Is it strange for me to say that if I were to die today, there’s not a thing I would change? I’ve lived well. Maybe I have made mistakes and been through my fair share of pain but all in all, it’s been okay. I’ve lived well.
It's humbling because a lot of times people think because they are the artist or the celebrity or whatever they want to call themselves that they're above being a fan. If you like something, you can like it. You don't have to be afraid to say that so I really appreciate it and you know, to me, people are people.
Everyday though, I'm just looking for like- I always ask people, What are you listening to? What sounds are good to you? Alot of people are in their car, in the club or on the internet looking and I just don't do any of that. Usually if I'm out and about it's because I have something to do, because I'm like a really big home body. If I'm at home, im watching Nickelodeon cartoons so sometimes I'm out of the loop with the cool music, but for sure I'm predicting that J.Cole is going to be good.
I never felt like I left, I think before anything I am a writer and that's something that I do almost everyday. So it wasnt I guess public,but I still would put out stuff on like MySpace or you know whatever social networks were poppin' at the time.
Because people love music, I feel it's my responsibility to produce more of the music and to get it out to more people, so like I said, If the mainstream route does that without compromising me being happy as a person then that's something I'll do.
Me as a person...I'm really laid back, I'm really an on my own time type of person so its just kind of like if I have to compromise some of that for the mainstream success...to me its not really worth it. I just like to sing.
With my career, everything I do is me. There's no one that handles telling me what I should be about or how I should dress or anything. I'm hands on with absolutely everything. When I'm writing a song, I'm already thinking of the visual for the song and I'm already thinking of what I'm going to wear in that visual and what I'm going to wear when I perform. It all goes hand in hand. Everything I do is just me expressing different sides of myself.
I think that's really really important, you can't get in the industry, because you want to make money because number one, I don't think money should be motivation for anything because I don't believe that it has any value.
I guess I just developed more of an interest to actually be a part of the design, picking out the fabric and just being more involved. I never really considered myself a fashion person, but then I just realized that fashion is just another way of self expression and that's pretty much what I'm most passionate about.
I've always been very spiritual, since I was a very, very young child. The older I get, I'm reading more, I'm experiencing more, and so that's all reflected in all of my music. All of my fans are pretty familiar with me and my beliefs. It's all about connecting to yourself and sticking to your own spirituality.
I think I have patient fans that want quality over quantity. It's more important to me that the project be the best that it can be and the realest it can be rather than rushing a whole bunch of generic songs, because I could do that. I could just put together some songs real quick that I really like. I only write and I only sing for a purpose, so if its not then, it's not going to be rushed.
Of course we live in a world where we have to make money to eat so that's always nice to be able to sing and make money but to do something I love and to be able to eat from...it's great.
I know like the Wiz Khalifah one, got me excited because I like his music, and its almost like you know I can relate to his music, so I feel like dang if he listens to my stuff and thought it was good then maybe I'm as good as him, you know what I mean?