All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream.
So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.
So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs - one for each year. I don't want no diamonds, I don't want no shoes, I don't want no party. I want some crabs.
When I look into the crowd, I see young and old, black and white - it's amazing that I'm able to connect with so many different kinds of people.
I've been shut down, run down, talked about, dogged out, but that never stopped me from the being the true me that's here and will be here.
A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
You don't have to be an angel, just be someone who can give.
Women are strong now. Women are dominating the charts, and women are doing it for themselves. We're kicking butt and taking no prisoners.
I want to be remembered as a woman who was fair and always gave 150 percent, no matter what I did.
I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada.
I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell myself out.
You've got to know business before you go to show business.
I never thought I would be singing for the world.
I don't tweet, Twitter, email, Facebook, look book, no kind of book. I have a land line phone at my home - that's the only phone I have. If my phone rang every day like everyone else around me, I would lose my mind.
I know how to put it on when it comes to interviews and performing because I have to. But I'm pretty laid back.
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