My message is all about peace.
Man I just feel blessed… I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were no matter how much celebrity I had everything was just stacked up against me.
I’m in the studio 24 hours a day. It’s true that once you get a certain level of success you become a target. Talk magazine should be ashamed of themselves.
I’m against all war.
I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books I have had fans send me birthday cakes… sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage.
I have so much respect for people in the theater. You can’t do 10 or 15 takes. It’s all live. It’s like life in motion.
I got a chance to have my dream come true and I wanted to make sure I made the decision as to when I dropped my last album. If I don’t feel like this album is an incredible piece of work then I’m cool with the albums I’ve done. I don’t have to put out another album.
I don’t believe in fear – I live my life without regrets.
At an early age I started my own paper route. Once I saw how you could service people and do a good job and get paid for it I just wanted to be the best I could be in whatever I did.
My mother was always working for a job so I guess I was always trained that I should have multiple jobs multiple aspirations. And I remember she had multiple aspirations always hearing about her dreams and things she did in the past and things she wanted to do.
We used to talk about wanting to get some money but that’s when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved and you don’t want to make it the focal point. You can’t keep beating that dead horse.