What I know about me is that, in order to lead, you also have to know how to follow.
After Obama became president, I realized that black people could not have put him in the White House - it had to be a collective effort of everybody in the country.
I didn't want to be the kind of man that my father was. So I've tried, my entire life, to be the complete and utter opposite of that. And it has served not only the art well, but I think the audience well.
I didn't have a catharsis for my childhood pain, most of us don't, and until I learned how to forgive those people and let it go, I was unhappy.