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" A lot of people don't know the first time I was ever on national television I was a 'Soul Train' dancer. "
" A lot of the girls my age were impressed by silly stuff like money and fame. I wanted to be able to have intellectual and spiritual conversations with someone who was on the same page as me. "
" Even though I am fortunate to have certain luxuries, sometimes, I am even amazed by what people with money have and do. I want to remind people that just because you might be rich and famous, it doesn't mean you have to take yourself too seriously. "
" Family is always first. "
" Hunger is a deep concern of mine, and I feel that no one should go without food in this world as long as there are caring people to lend a hand. I've had to struggle in my past and I know what it's like to go without, so I try to do as much as I can to help bring awareness to an issue that hits very close to home for me. "
" I always say that candy is the perfect studio food - it keeps your energy going. "
" I always try to be optimistic, but not to the point where I'm getting on people's nerves. "
" I am a hopeless romantic, and so is my wife. "
" I am always the first to say that fame and entertainment is one of the best and easiest occupations to ever have, but one must know how to navigate through the matrix or you may find yourself in a very dark hole. "
" I am not worthy to be on a Mariah Carey record. She's a true artist, so I just step back and watch the genius occur. "
" If I have a talent, it's already been exploited! I've shown everything I can do to the public. "
" If you want to be in the automotive business, you go to Detroit, and you figure it out. If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at. Go to Hollywood, go to New York. "
" I just work - however people feel about it, I mean, at the end of the day, if I'm waiting for accolades, I could be waiting all my life, but I don't need that stuff to validate me. I just do what makes me happy. "
" I like underground rappers - Cory Gunz is a young kid that's been really doing his thing. I'm a Gym Class Heroes type of fan even though they're not new, but they're definitely trendsetters. "
" I love 'Wild 'N Out' so much - one, because it's my baby, but also I get to see others succeed and go on to lead their own careers. "
" I'm a musician. I play instruments. I dabble in the hip-hop field. That doesn't take vocal ability necessarily. "
" I'm not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments, and then I've got some aspects of cool in me, I guess. "
" I'm so into playing different characters, even when I was on Nickelodeon. I just observe. "
" In the hip-hop community, it's about how real are you, or how strong can you be, and really my music just reflects me. If you can accept me, then you can accept my music. "
" I tell people 'America's Got Talent' is the best summer job you could have - you get to watch people strive for their dreams all summer long. So when you see me rooting for these people or dancing on the side of the stage, that's what I'd be doing if I was watching this show at home! "
" I think I'm actually built for fatherhood. I love to have a good time and play, but at the same time I've got a really serious side to me, and I think that's the balance you have to have. Get on your kids' level, but at any point in time, let them know who the parent is. "
" I think it takes a strong man to be in a relationship with a strong woman. A lot of people hear the word 'diva' and think of it as a negative. I see it as a positive. I want somebody who knows what they want out of life and isn't afraid to show it. "
" I think my kids give mommy more attention than they give me. "
" I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad. "
" It's fun having songs about parties and gigolos, but I really wanted to use my music as a form of art. Art is supposed to spark conversation and make people think, and I wanted to do that with this song. "
" I've never been able to sky-dive, and I've always wanted to. I've probably done everything else, but for some reason the insurance company won't let me do it. "
" I want to affect culture. I want to have my mark on everything. I give examples of people like Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones - those are the people who I look up to. The game wouldn't be the same without them. What happens in the course of 5 years isn't really important to me. I care about what they'll say about me in 50 years. "
" I want to be there for my children. You want to make sure you're alive more than anything. "
" I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen. "
" I was actually raised around a lot of children. So, I'm very comfortable around children. "
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