When I was little, I used to adore gold. It was something special.
I have the Midas touch, in the way that when I hook up with a project, I feel, not speaking cocky or conceited, but there's a confidence I have. I learned that from Muhammad Ali; I used to bodyguard him. He taught me about confidence. So when it comes to any job I work, I'm gonna do it good; I'm going to bring it over the top.
I used to bodyguard for Muhammad Ali, Leon Spinks, Sugar Ray Leonard. I used to bodyguard a lot of diamond merchants; I would travel with a suitcase full of diamonds and take them from point A to point B. My reputation grew because I was a professional. I did my job, and I was courteous - a no-nonsense guy.
A lot of the stuff I do in terms of PR, I learned it from Muhammad Ali.
I tell everybody, I get so much because I give so much. I give freely, I give all my time, give all my money, give all of my soul. I try to motivate people. I try to inspire them.
I have been chosen by God Almighty to be one of his messengers.
When my ancestors came from Africa, they were shackled by our neck, our wrists, and our ankles in steel chains. I've turned those steel chains into gold to symbolize the fact that I'm still a slave, only my price tag is higher.
I was being trained because I wanted to be a preacher like my father. I wanted to talk about Moses; I wanted to talk about God... I wanted to talk about the apostles, the disciples and all that.
My gold, my money couldn't stop cancer from appearing on my body. If they can't save me, then I don't need them.
If you get knocked down - setbacks in life, like applying for a job if they don't hire you - keep trying, keep getting up, keep doing it.
To the women and children, T stands for tender. To the bad guys and thugs, it stands for tough.
I'm a child of God first. Before I became a celebrity, I was baptized a Christian.
I was baptized by my father when I was 4 years old.
I'm so tough and so bad, I can be humble and lift another guy up.
My celebrity status allows me an opportunity, allows me a pulpit to preach and reach out to the people. Not even always preaching but just leading, motivating them by being a leader.
You know, T can stand for anything. T stand for working hard. T stand for loving thy neighbor. T stand for feeding the hungry. T stand for just working, working, working, being happy on the set, you know, lifting everybody's spirits. T stands for just a nice guy.
T stands for being nice. T stands for manners. T stands for being polite.
Judas betrayed Jesus. Lady Red betrayed John Dillinger. Those things happen.
When I'm ready to fight, my opponent has a better chance of surviving a forest fire wearing gasoline drawers.
To be a bodyguard is to be a kamikaze pilot. Dedicated.