Red lips and fragrance always top off an outfit for me.
I think it’s a given that people know what I can do vocally.
I don’t even watch my own show: I tape it, I’m out.
So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?
I have spoken honestly about being born into a home where there was discord and chaos. I saw my mom have a rough time with my dad being very controlling, which is why I push back whenever I feel like someone is trying to box me in. It makes me run for the hills.
The artists I look up to are the ones who push their own limits.
When you’re young, it’s so easy to get bull-dozed.
I’m a hard worker and I really give to my fans through my shows.
Whatever I do, it’s my business. It’s not my job to parent America.
The most vulnerable people have tough exteriors because they are very scared inside, and it’s very hard for people like that – people like me – to open up. But playing it safe means you stop being open to learning. I always try to find the challenges.
It’s like, wow, she had a baby! That’s crazy! I’m overjoyed and thrilled for her,
Getting older, you just don’t want to sing fluffy.
I will not have my son grow up in a tension-filled home.
Ooh, that was just a little phase (smashing plates to relieve pain). I don’t do that any more but it was good fun, a release. I recommend it to everybody. That’s as long as you’re not hurting anybody. And find a place where you’re not going to be in the way of anything. Oh and...
I’ve been through my highs, I’ve been through my lows; I’ve been through the gamut of all things in this business. Being too thin. Being bigger. I’ve been criticized for being on both sides of the scale. It’s noise I block out automatically. I love my body.
I should not have to prove my ethnicity to anyone. I know who I am.
My future daughter is not going to go through what I did.
My fans do deserve to see me back out on the road.
I hope for the best, it’s great to be nominated even once in your life.
I’m embracing many different things, but it’s all feel-good.