The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice.
I think I have enough of a sense to know what works for me and what doesn't, without going into some big thing and analyzing what I do. I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.
I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
I haven't read a newspaper in 20 years. I don't look at the computer or anything. You have to have a filter on what you let in.
I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.
I only want to do what I really want to do; otherwise, I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day.
I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies.
I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.
You know why they think I'm reclusive? I don't do the Hollywood stuff. I've never been on the circuit.
If you have a flop movie, so what? And if you have a hit movie, it's 'so what,' too - it's on to the next movie.