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All Quotes by author - La'Porsha Renae
" A lot of fans have been requesting that in-your-face song, a sense of feeling empowered. And 'Good Woman' is that: a relatable song celebrating the good woman. I'm also really proud of the third verse, which I wrote. "
" A lot of my fans wanted a kind of 'in your face' song. They wanted a song that exemplifies me overcoming the situation I was in and just that triumphant kind of song. So, I felt like I wanted to go ahead and get that out of both of our systems with 'Good Woman'. "
" A lot of people behind the scenes were telling me that I was going to have to do something with my hair, my weight, all of that stuff. "
" A lot of people I guess, well, some people change when they get in spotlights and everything, but you can take the girl out of Mississippi, but you can't take Mississippi out the girl! "
" A lot of the former Idols were voting for me, and that makes me feel really good. "
" Although all of us may not agree with that particular lifestyle for religious reasons, whatever the reason is, you still treat each other with respect. "
" Anyone is welcome to hang out with me and have fun or sit down with me and talk. I don't discriminate against anyone. And I don't condone hating someone or treating them badly because they live differently than I do. "
" Everybody is a human being. We should be able to coexist with one another. "
" First time I sang, I was singing Alicia Keys in the bathroom of my mom's beauty shop. I was six. "
" Growing up, Tina Turner was definitely one of my influences, and, um, I take things from different artists, and I put them in my music, and I put them in my persona and my - they help me form into the artist that I am, so - for people to actually hear that come through the music is exciting. "
" I am one of the people who don't really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn't brought up that way; it wasn't how I was raised, but I do have a lot of friends and a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual, and they're such sweet, nice people. "
" I can't wait to meet Jennifer Hudson, Tamyra Gray, George Huff, Ruben Studdard, and I love me some Clay Aiken. "
" I come from really humble people. We never had a lot. "
" I decided to be heterosexual because I felt like that's the life God intended me to live. "
" I don't want to come off as one of those artists that's not down to earth and real. "
" I do what I do to inspire people. They can't be inspired by an ego, a big-headed person. It doesn't work. It doesn't match. And I really want to be that role model for people, for children. I want to be real. To my fans, I want them to view me as a real person. Don't put me on a pedestal. I'm human. I make mistakes, I cry, I hurt - just like you. "
" I embraced everything that I thought would hold me back from pursuing my dreams and used my insecurities to give me the courage to inspire and advocate for others who possessed many of the same insecurities I had. "
" I found a belief system that worked for me, and I said, you know what, 'I actually do want to give being with men another chance.' "
" I grew up in Christianity. They preach a lot that you should get married and be a wife and be a virtuous woman and all of that. So I was so eager to do that, and I didn't really take the time I needed to grow into my own. And I ended up running into a really bad situation. I didn't even really date my ex-husband. We just kind of jumped into it. "
" I had a high school sweetheart that was my first. We were together all through high school. I had just broken up with him because I didn't think I was good enough. He wanted to be an anesthesiologist. I wanted to be an entertainer. His life was more planned out, and mine wasn't. "
" I have a lot of written material, and all of it's different. Some records that I have are country, some pop, some alternative rock. I just write what I feel, so I can't specifically say. I just want to be an artist of truth and an artist that stays true to herself. "
" I have always been a reserved and conservative person. "
" I have never spoken for anyone but myself. "
" I haven't always been confident. I actually suffered with low self-esteem growing up. Eventually, I got to a point where I was just like, 'OK, this is taking too much energy.' After that, I started accepting myself for who I was, and I was like, whoever is not going to accept it, they weren't really meant to be in my life in that way. "
" I knew being a musician was my calling when I was 12 or 13. I started singing when I was six but didn't actually see myself being a singer when I was 12 or 13. "
" I learned that sometimes our struggles are a little bit bigger than us and talking about them and coming through and having the courage to get out of them. I learned how many I touched and inspired through the journey of 'Idol' because I was just singing on the show. I wasn't really being an advocate for anything. "
" I love 'Battles,' and I love what it's doing for people. "
" I'm an old spirit, and my voice tends to be kind of heavy and loud. I've been referenced as 'a young Aretha.' "
" I'm proud of my curves, my daughter, as well as the harsh past that helped shape me into the strong woman I am today. "
" I really do think that getting the golden ticket for 'American Idol,' it's just the start of something really great. "
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