It's a very hard industry, and it's very cold. It's loving for when you have a hit record, but when you don't have anything going on, there's really not much support.
One of my biggest inspirations was Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill.'
I think that the music industry is such an interesting place, and there are so many situations that people don't know about.
You get to the point where you're like, 'I'm just doing me, and if people don't like it, then it is what it is.'
It must be so hard trying to figure yourself out in this industry. Justin Bieber has hit rock-bottom with everyone watching him; that is just so tough.
My favorite artists are Kanye West, Jay Z, the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Destiny's Child.
I'd love to work with Kanye West. He's gone through a lot of stuff in the public eye, but his music is genius. He always takes risks.
Life is hard. It is. And it's like, I don't want anybody feeling any pain.
For mascara, I'll just use whatever I have in my bag. I'll use anything. I feel like, from drugstores to a Saks, they are all the same to me.
It all started when I was 4. I was watching a lot of 'The Little Mermaid,' and I loved that movie. I was going around the house singing - I wanted to be on Disney and everything; I wanted to be a princess.
Nicki Minaj is a very strong woman who knows exactly what she wants. As an artist, I understand her, and I could see how she could be misunderstood by a lot of people, but she is really passionate about her art, and that's something I really admire about her.
I don't judge people on their personal lives.
If you can't find dry shampoo, baby powder is great.
I wanted to be part of pop culture, so I started songwriting, and I got signed to my first record deal.
When I first was a part of 'The Monster,' I really wanted to put it out under my name, but no record label thought it was good enough - until Eminem liked it.
Donatella Versace has been a renegade. Just an incredible, artistic person.
Music changes so fast, and we're in a singles market.
I rolled up my sleeves and said, 'I want to make a mark on this world.'
I bought these pink sticker things... and I would write things on them, and I wrote, 'I will write an international smash,' and shortly after, it was when we did 'Monster,' and it was an international smash.
My ideal night would probably be a dope outfit, people that I love around me. Go to get some dinner, have some amazing food. Maybe sushi or Italian: I love both.