Years ago I learned to be totally responsible for Dionne Warwick. I will not wait for opportunities. I will create them.
The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists. It's about what's right. And it's about time.
The problem with fame is you no longer belong to you. You lose your persona and become the object of other people's obsession. I feel watched 90% of the time, but that is something I drew with the cards that I drew.
I look at the careers of people I'm standing on the shoulders of. People like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughan. These are icons I wanted to emulate, and I feel like they've been holding me up for quite a long time.