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" As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens, if anyone would've told me I'd have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy's or Nordstrom's and see their face staring back at them - I wouldn't believe them. "
" But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper. "
" Everyone knows I'm a lash girl by now. When I don't have my lashes, I feel naked. "
" Female rappers get it the hardest. You have to be a girl, yet you have to be just as hard as the guys. I think some female rappers get scared out of the business before they can make it. "
" I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don't understand is that I've looked up to her for so many years. "
" I can rap in a London accent, make weird faces, wear spandex, wigs, and black lipstick. I can be more creative than the average male rapper. "
" I can't see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I'd be useless. Seriously. "
" I do have a few personalities. When people started making a big deal out of it, I started making names for these people. "
" I don't agree that everyone should agree with everyone's lifestyle. I think that some people aren't going to agree, but I think that when you're mean and when you ridicule people it's a sign of your own insecurities. "
" I don't have to do things just to please people. It's okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love. And they're really the only ones that should matter. "
" I don't mind being called a weirdo. "
" I don't mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper. "
" I don't need to Google myself. "
" I don't put cash in my Louis Vuitton wallet. I have it thrown around my bag - jut a whole bunch of hundreds, maybe $5,000. "
" I don't want a wig that looks like a wig; I want one that could pass for a weave. "
" I don't want children cursing. I'm very strict on my nieces and my little brother. They have to listen to clean versions of music. Even my music. "
" I feel like my entire career and life, I've been judged by people who did not really know me. I definitely think that they probably were right to assume what they had assumed about me, because there was such little to go on out there. "
" If I'm traveling, I'll pack socks in my bag - really cute furry ones. "
" If people are sitting in the barbershop talking about my butt, it's conversational. That's what people are gonna do. "
" I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that's a good thing because I don't stop to smell the roses - which is not a good personal thing. I don't stop and enjoy those moments... Always on to the next and never in the moment. "
" I hate cameras. I hate cameras and I hate camera phones. The camera's my worst enemy and my best friend. It's the way I convey my emotions to the world without saying a word, so I use it. People always say, 'You come alive as soon as the camera's on!' "
" I hate formal stuff. I love looking like a doll and all that stuff and playing dress up, but when I'm home, sweat pants, t-shirt. When I'm in the studio, sweat pants, t-shirt. "
" I know right now she has no idea who I am, but I'd like to collaborate with Enya one day. Of course I'd love to work with Jay-Z, maybe even Phil Collins. I love his voice. "
" I look at rap as an opportunity to act. My head is full of different characters - in each song I'm auditioning a character. "
" I'm a rapper... Gaga's a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She's opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane. And we never cross. Ever. So, you know, I really don't get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn't sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can't see the similarities. "
" I'm a role model now. I didn't know I was gonna have 13-year-old fans, so I've tried to change a few things here and there. But I also know that the girls don't want me to be Miley Cyrus, either. "
" I'm just happy that 'Idol' producers gave me a shot on the show and to be able to show who I really was, because I feel like I'm every single woman. "
" I'm thinking of a legacy that I can be proud of and wealth that my grandchildren can use to go to college. So world domination - in terms of providing for my family - is absolutely my goal. "
" I say nice things about Mariah all the time. I tell Mariah all the time how much of a fan I am of her. She's one of my favorite artists of all time... She's shaped a generation of singers. "
" I think a child may be the only thing that could give me true happiness. "
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