The whole thing with the Rick James story sketch and the Prince story sketch – I recounted my past, you know? – and that’s what I was doing. It’s not like I sat down and said I want to come up with a great story about Rick James. That stuff really happened.
I’ve got quite an old-fashioned figure. Back in the Sixties, girls had boobs, a tummy and wide hips, and bigger thighs as well. I think that’s sexy – to me, that’s what a woman looks like. I’ve got love handles – sometimes they’re passion handles! I’m built for comfort, not for speed, and I like that about myself.
I never saw a little African-American girl saving the world. So to be able to be that for not only myself but girls who look like me is really important and inspiring. Unfortunately, we don’t see ourselves saving the world a lot, and if we do see any type of superhero, that person usually has superpowers.
I just feel like, with growing up and having peer pressure and what society wants you to be and what you think you should do, I feel like it’s really important to surround yourself around good, understanding, amazing people that actually love you for you.