I've been asked to do 'American Idol' and 'X Factor.' I'm an Ed McMahon kind of girl. 'Star Search?' I'm in, all day long. It felt more authentic, and the market wasn't oversaturated with karaoke contests.
I'm very much in the trenches, and I don't live in the lap of luxury. I come from a working-class military family. We watch the news and read the paper and vote, so there's always something to be upset about. I always have a certain amount of angst in my back pocket.
Loads of my friends are lesbians, and it really annoys me that gay people aren't allowed to get married in most parts of America. I'd go on a march for gay rights any time.
When I first appeared, people couldn't figure out whether I was gay, straight, black, white or whatever, and I loved that. I loved the fact it scares people.
I have to speak for myself. As far as videos go - casting, the artwork, everything - I'm completely hands-on. You have to be if you want your points across.
I'm an asthmatic. I have to be on that treadmill singing to get my lungs right.
There's always a backlash when you challenge people's convictions and their heroes.
I've always loved to prove people wrong. I want to be able to cross color lines, because in music, there really is no barrier.
I'd love to have time to do my hair, honestly. I'd love to be Victoria Beckham just for one day - to look that good. But I can't.
The only problems I've ever had with being honest is telling people how I feel about them or saying how I feel about other people.
Sometimes I wish I was poetic and subtle. I write very bold and blunt and tell it like it is.
Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It's harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next.
There's something about breaking up with someone - you just look hotter than you ever did before.
I don't live in the Hollywood bubble. I never have and I never will.
Cameron Diaz was so cute at the MTV Movie Awards when she pulled her skirt up and wiped her armpits.
I'm never the kind of person who's sitting at home reading the charts and basing how I feel about myself or even my career on stats. I've always based it on, 'Am I doing the best that I can do?'
I'm such a control freak, and it's very hard for me to lose my inhibitions without something chemical inside me.
Sage is cleansing and sacred.
A lot of people have problems with public confrontation, but it doesn't worry me at all. I can handle myself. I know my martial arts.
Consumerism diverts us from thinking about women's rights, it stops us from thinking about Iraq, it stops us from thinking about what's going on in Africa - it stops us from thinking in general.