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" A lot of times, I have personal things, things I go through that I may exaggerate or make a story around, but it always has a meaning related to something I've been through for real. "
" As a female, we always have to be labeled this new female rapper. It's never like, 'I heard this rapper Tink.' It's always, 'I heard a female rapper.' "
" As an artist, I want it to be so simple that anyone can understand it. No matter what age you are, you're going to feel it because it's real. I don't like to sugar coat. There's not too many artists that can tell stories and be vulnerable on the mic. "
" Because I was independent for such a long time, and I was always just feeding my fans - every month, I'd be giving them something new. So I had to adjust to the process of making a record. And after signing with a label, there are just certain things you can't do anymore. It was frustrating at first, but as the months went by, I got used to it. "
" Chicago is a rough city. It made me raw. "
" Chicago's known for the drill. Keefs, Lil Durks, and whatnot. My music, on the other hand, it has a message to it. I think that's what sets me apart. I think it gets deeper than saying anything on a trap beat. I'm putting stories together, and people are relating to what I am saying. "
" Coming up as a female rapper - well, a female artist in general - everything is just so black and white. "
Black And White
" Country singers put a lot of soul into their songs, and I enjoy that. "
" Females - we go just as hard as the guys, if not harder. "
" Guys hurt us first! There's always more to the story. We don't have that on the radio. You can't turn on the radio and hear what's really going on. You're going to hear the perspective from a guy. "
" I can write a love song or a ballad, or when I read something and it pisses me off, I know how to go in. "
" I don't ever want to lose my rawness or whatever. That makes a person special. "
" I don't like to sugarcoat. I don't like to say things without feeling it. I like to get to the point and say exactly what I'm talking about. "
" I drop free music because I want people to know I'm still working. I want people to know I'm working and making my money independently. I don't want to charge for a mixtape; I'd rather charge for an album and really give something to my fans. "
" I feel like I'm the voice for my generation, especially for women. "
" I go hard for the ladies so we have some music to relate to. "
" I have some talent. So, I'm going to show it off. No matter what, I'm gonna keep going. "
" I have to break down the barriers as a female. I have to work 30 times harder just for respect. "
" I know for a fact I've put in the same amount of hours as every up-and-coming male rapper right now, if not more. I'm a feminist with regard to my music and the music industry. "
" I like country music. Sometimes I'll just type in 'country' on Pandora and listen. I really like the passion in the lyrics. "
" I'll be honest with you: before I heard Nicki rapping, I probably wouldn't have thought to rap myself. Just to see a female doing it and being in there with the guys, it was motivation. "
" I'm in my own little lane, doing just me. I don't have to fit in. "
" I'm not going to be the artist that talks about a million dollar whip and 'I just bought some red bottoms.' That's cool, but that's not all there is to it. I'd rather talk about something everyone can relate to and feel. "
" I'm not the ideal pop star, not what you see on TV. I look like I could be your best friend. "
" In music today, people are against females. We don't have that empowerment anymore. We don't have that voice. "
" I put a lot of work into my mixtapes, and I want everybody to understand I am doing this genuinely. I don't even want to be paid for this; I just want you all to hear my music and appreciate it. I think it brings me closer to my fans because they know I'm doing this for them and not just to get the bucks. "
" I really feel like females have to go 50 extra miles. Not just one - 50 extra miles to be accepted or taken seriously. "
" I think, being a woman, we got to prove ourselves twice. "
" I think monogamy exists when you're of age. I'm not saying that's good, but in today's time, a female won't honestly get a full commitment until they're at least 25 or 26. That's not good, but that's how it is. "
" I think why people are drawn to me is because I'm very relatable. I don't filter. "
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