I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
These days, children can text on their cell phone all night long, and no one else is seeing that phone. You don’t know who is calling that child.
I’ve always found inspiration in icons that were really of purpose in their craft or calling. From Bob Marley to Maya Angelou to Malcolm X, inspiration came from seeing how committed they were to their vision and determining it themselves.
It’s just that back then we didn’t know that was considered being a coproducer. I would sit on the side and say what I wanted musically, but at the time we thought if you aren’t the one playing it, you don’t get the credit. Now you’ll start seeing my name listed as producer.
Lil’ Kim is my sister, known her for years, and I’ll never turn my back on her, but there is enough room for everybody. I want to see everybody get it.