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I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it's up to them to find that quality and let it live.
We're not perfect; we all have things that people might not like to see, and I like to show my faults.
I go feminine, I go masculine. I am both, actually. I think the male side is a bit stronger in me, and I have to tone it down sometimes. I'm not like a normal woman, that's for sure.
I thought I'd take style to its limit... My philosophy is a belief in magic, good luck , self-confidence, and pride.
This is depression, it comes when your blocking. This is expression it comes when you're rocking
Whatever one is creating, one has to stick to one's guns and just do it. That is all. Put your foot down and do not let your work be compromised.
Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining.
If people think I'm angry, I don't want to burst anybody's bubble. I like sometimes for people to be afraid of me. But it's not really anger; it's discipline.
You can be a boy, a girl, whatever you want. I have a lot of man in me.
I'm too vain, one of my biggest sins, but it saved me; I can see what excess does.
Survival is my primary instinct...it's out of my control. It's stronger than me. It's an outside force, a voice that says 'do this for your life or it will devour you.'
I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don't know where it's going to lead me, but I follow it.
I don't know what I'm going to be doing in two years or even in two weeks. I have to live for today.
I never do what anyone else is doing. I could walk away from music and become a farmer or do some crochet. The worst thing in life for me is to do something I'm not happy doing.
I have just as much woman in me as I have man. It's just a matter of channeling the energy into which way you use it.
I don't collaborate. You're born alone, you die alone, you get on stage alone.
My father would have been made a bishop much earlier than he was had it not been for me and my image.
Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay.
Models are there to look like mannequins, not like real people. Art and illusion are supposed to be fantasy.
I like to think of myself as a positive person. Otherwise I wouldn't have had a child.
I believe in having certain releases, certain outlets. One has to indulge. If you don't indulge, you don't live -might as well be dead. I believe in indulging as a user and not as an abuser.
It was very painful combing my hair. My grand-uncle was a Pentecostal bishop, and he was very strict: our hair couldn't be permed or straightened. So I just cut it all off.
Whatever; bling always has something to hide.
I was skinny as a rail and had high cheekbones and a very interesting face - or so I was told.
That's what they do in Argentina. Have a little wine and talk. Then have some coffee and talk. Then, go back to the wine.
It's ridiculous for a woman to say that she's not attracted to other women. That's completely false.
I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident.
Music has its own depths, and I let it take me where it takes me, even if it means stripping all my clothes off.
I was the only black girl at my junior high school. I had an afro, a Jamaican accent, I looked really old.
I'm not as impatient as I used to be. I used to hit people if I didn't like what they were saying. Just lash out. 'Bam - shut up! Hahahah!' I was terrible.
I've turned down millions of dollars to go on reality TV. It's an absolute no-go.
Disco was like the celebration of music through dance and my God! When you heard the music sometimes it was like, if you don't get up and dance, you aren't human!
I came from a very strict background, and didn't hear any Jamaican music when I was growing up.
I'm not a rock star, I'm a soft person.
I would have rebelled against parental authority, no matter what. When I was 15, I started painting my face and making my own clothes.
When you start in that [model] business the rules are imposed upon you, but when you stay in the business long enough the rules could be broken.
Prescription drugs can be even worse than illegal drugs. The only difference is the legality.
When I perform on stage I become those male bullies, those dominators from my childhood. That's probably why it's so scary, because they scared me.
Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn't that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental.
I love women, but I've never had a relationship with a woman.
I like working until the morning, so I can see the day and then I like to go to sleep and then get up before sunset. But I love the energy of the morning.
I like dressing like a guy. I love it. When I was modeling I used to do pictures where I would dress up like my little brother. No makeup and I looked like a boy.
I like to isolate myself when I work because I end up losing my voice by doing interviews all day.
I wear my furs all the time. I wear like three different ones in a day.
My mother was a champion high-jumper. My three brothers are basketball players. We've all been very athletic.
Even if I sing like a robot, it is still an emotional robot.
I don't think 'pop' should mean that you had no talent.
I don't like people who hide things.
When you become such a strong personality in music, it's hard for people to accept you as a different character.
To be honest, my life is not really as way-out and myth-loaded as people like to portray it.