I think it would be a far greater world if people were kinder and more respectful to each other.
Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that.
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right.
Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening.
Sometimes, what you're looking for is already there.
Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.
It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I've done my job.
We've come a long way, but there is still a lot of discrimination.
Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.
Every birthday is a gift. Every day is a gift.
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