Right now, I`m as single as a slice of American cheese.
I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen.
You have to be vigorous. That`s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don`t take no for an answer.
We are already expected to be the goodie two shoes. I went through that during my junior high schools where I wasn`t allowed to watch television. I wasn`t allowed to listen to the radio.
To be compared to Will Smith is probably one of the coolest things because that`s who I came up admiring.
So my father was a person who never lied to me. If I had a question, he answered it. I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do.
This is my chance to get out there and appease the fans of my music as well as show people that I do do standup comedy because a lot of people don`t know that`s where I started.
I was rapping at eight.
I was attracted from day one. How could you not be attracted to someone who has a great spirit on the inside and beautiful on the outside?
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`m not geeky but I have my geeky, corky moments, and then I`ve got some aspects of cool in me, I guess.
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.
When you don`t have those types of things, fashion and all that stuff, it helps you find yourself because you don`t have those things to rely on.
The only person I`ve worked with on my album was Kanye. And between the stuff that I`ve done and the stuff that he`s assisted on and produced for me for this album, I don`t even need anything else.
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.
Oh yeah, the preacher`s kid has to be the baddest one. If everyone is smoking weed, we`ve got to smoke crack. If you`re throwing rocks, we`ve got to throw bigger rocks.
I`m so into playing different characters, even when I was on Nickelodeon. I just observe.
The people who truly love me and loved me before all of this stuff. You can`t ever leave them behind.
"My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do."