You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music - unless it's Billie Holiday.
To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad or good.
I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause - that I can respond to.
I like simple things. Elastic waists, so I can eat.
I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.
I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong.
I was raised on the streets, in hot, steamy Brooklyn, with stifled air.
I guess if you have an original take on life, or something about you is original, you don't have to study people who came before you. You don't have to mimic anybody. You just have a gut feeling inside, an instinct that tells you what's right for you, and you can't do it in any other way.