Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.
A relationship can give you a gut wrenching feeling sometimes. It’s a real emotional ride.
Surface R&B doesn’t work any more. The whole heartthrob thing, songs about unrealistic love and tearing your shirt off every show – that’s not really where it’s at any more. It’s becoming harder for those guys to sell records, and harder for them to succeed.
My favorite artists always documented emotion. Marvin Gaye and Al Green and Sade and Aaliyah.
There are a lot of good women in New York.
Sometimes I wish I could go back in life, not to change things but just to feel things twice
I try to really capitalize off of what other rappers really can’t do. There are opportunities that rappers I love simply can’t get, because… you know… I don’t have the tattoos; I have a different image.
You do get certain publications in the States where, if things don’t go according to plan, they flip the story and it becomes very negative.
My life is mine to remember.
Kanye West is my favorite artist.
If he only wants you for your breasts, legs, and thighs, send him to KFC.
When I’m writing, I’m thinking about how the songs are going to play live. Fifty bars of rap don’t translate onstage. No matter how potent the music, you lose the crowd. They want a hook; they want to sing your stuff back to you.
It’s important for me to let my fans know I really don’t care. I’m confident.
The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.