You can Photoshop something, put it out, and everyone believes it.
We live in such a gullible world. Anything that's written, anything that's posted, anything picture that is interpreted one way is taken as truth.
We all have something about ourselves that we'd change if we could in a perfect world, be it our body image, our financial status, our relationship, whatever. I wanted to talk about how nobody's exempted from the realities of life and all those things.
It's not okay to just make up false things about someone, especially in their personal life. Professionally, fine! Scrutinize me all you want. I know that I can't please everyone, but personally, let's just leave it alone. It's going too far.
Even at my biggest, I want to be writing for other artists. Even at my peak - the highest I can be as an artist - I always want to be keeping my creative juices flowing, keeping money in the bank, putting my intellectual property out there.
I felt that with 'In A Perfect World' I was still kind of finding myself - not just as a musician, but also in love and in life.
To be honest with my music... for me to expect anyone to connect it has to come from a place of honesty.
I'm born and raised in Georgia, so I have a lot of appreciation for hip-hop, but I want to be able to show the emotional side of me.
There have been situations where the people you're around have one vision for you, and it's like trying on a jacket that doesn't fit.
Years ago, I wanted to be like the girl Ne-Yo. You know, with the mid-tempo ballads - I come from the Babyface era. But that's not trendy; that's not hip-hop.
My mother - who's from Iowa - owns and runs her own day-care centre, while my father's a developer. And my musical influences, I think, came from my father's side of the family.
I always feel compelled to lend my voice to things I strongly believe in.
Most things I go through I have to write about.
My dad used to sing in a quartet. He loved everything: adult contemporary, anything smooth. He'd listen to the quartets.
My favorite drugstore product is Clean and Clear makeup removing cleanser. It gets the makeup off in one wash - not three or four.
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