I've done arenas, and sometimes it feels like you're the only one in the room.
I wanna get backup singers, but I don't think I will ever get backup dancers.
When your best friend dies, and you're crying on the balcony, and TMZ is taking pictures of somebody comforting you saying, 'Ooooo, scandalous' - that's the worst part of fame.
I have several guns. I have several dirt bikes and ATVs, good old country-boy things.
People beat around the bush so much, and I try to be really blunt in my music.
It's important to reinvent yourself often, because if you don't, someone else will and squash you like a bug.
I don't really like living in a very small space, like a tour bus, even though I have an amazing tour bus, and I've had multiple tour buses. It's still not a lot of room.
I love to work with producers who are very good with their chord progressions.
I was diagnosed with necrotizing chronic pancreatitis, and it definitely put a pause on live performances for a while.
I feel like I just learned a whole new world when I was studying under Ne-Yo when I was about 17. I was living on Ne-Yo's manager's couch, making three songs a day.
I learned from the best storytellers in the world: Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Ne-Yo, Michael Jordan, Vin Diesel, RuPaul.
As soon as I got rich, it was mimosas every morning. I was taking my friends to Six Flags every weekend. We were flying to Hawaii; we did whatever we wanted.
I'm an honest person. I've nothing to hide.
I was kind of a MySpace kid in high school, and people thought since I had so many MySpace friends that they didn't need to be nice to me in real life. They were like, 'You get enough attention online,' or they were jealous or something. I don't really know.
I was the only real punk rock kid in my school, with, like, the plaid pants and the Rancid t-shirt.
I wanted a guitar when I was 4 or 5, and I learned how to play guitar by the time I was 6. Just self-taught.
My family was very unsure, and they told me to have a 'plan B' - until I did my publishing deal at 21 for over a million dollars. Then I tattooed my neck to prove I'll never become a lawyer.