I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I've always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband.
Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don't call myself that, but I believe it's true.
People called rock & roll 'African music.' They called it 'voodoo music.' They said that it would drive the kids insane. They said that it was just a flash in the pan - the same thing that they always used to say about hip-hop.
I don't think a woman has to act like a man to show that she has strength.
But men are so full of greed today, they'll sell anything for a little piece of money.
I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize.
Black people lived right by the railroad tracks, and the train would shake their houses at night. I would hear it as a boy, and I thought: I'm gonna make a song that sounds like that.
And I'd like to give my love to everybody, and let them know that the grass may look greener on the other side, but believe me, it's just as hard to cut.
Gay people are the sweetest, kindest, most artistic, warmest and most thoughtful people in the world. And since the beginning of time all they've ever been is kicked.
I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing.
I think people who don't believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn't make?
But when I went on the stage to do a show, I would put on makeup because I felt that it enhanced my act; it drew attention to what I was doing.
To me, true rock 'n' roll has a lot of bottom in it.
But I'm a rock 'n' roll singer; that's my livelihood, my occupation.
For un-subscribe please check the mail footer.