Sometimes, life just gets to me where I just get so frustrated to the point of tears. If my blood sugar drops too low, then I will get upset about anything. If too many things happen in a row, especially being on tour and getting ready to release all of these emotions into the world – I’m just an emotional person in general.
I think the whole world is dying to hear someone say, ‘I love you.’ I think that if I can leave the legacy of love and passion in the world, then I think I’ve done my job in a world that’s getting colder and colder by the day.
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.
We need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion. This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong. The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith.
The two things in the world we all share in this world are laughter and pain. We’ve all got problems. The levels of those problems vary, but we’ve all got problems. When you can take things that are painful and make them funny, that’s a gift – to you and your audience.
Just because you got money doesn’t mean you’re gonna be happy, and just ‘cuz you can buy everything in the world doesn’t mean you’re gonna find your purpose.