If I pop everyone who calls me a diva then I'm going to spend the rest of my life in prison.
We are so similar in many ways, in that we are both so eclectic, ... And we love so many genres of music and we love to just mix stuff up.
Basically what we did -- I wrote poetry, he took it home and came back the next day with music to it, ... It was that simple. It took us three weeks' time to do the whole CD.
They are in it to make money, period, ... And they are looking at their earnings at the end of a fiscal year. You, on the other hand, are the total opposite of that. You are trying to express yourself, your deepest stuff. The two really don't go together when you think about it.
I'd been in a vicious cycle and circle of people and couldn't see my way out. So I picked myself up one day about 15 years ago and moved where I didn't know anyone.
There are a lot of people I would have liked to have collaborated with, and would still like to.
I think the whole reason for my life is in there somewhere.
Walking through this life really is walking through fire.
I'd like to work on putting art programs back in schools.
In my thirties, I felt I had hold of one of the reins some of the time.
Everyone in my family sang, and we would always sing these songs.
But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other.
I love to sing. It's the easiest thing for me to do.
I remember seeing the movie 'To Sir With Love' when I was a little girl.
If I love a song, I make it mine.