"Actually music gave me the support when I needed it. I would never have gone to college unless Id gotten a piano scholarship. And now Im so glad I got to learn to play the cello which is a different experience youre flexing a different muscle but its beautiful because it is music."
"Well the album Intuition is out and just went platinum officially. So I think to have the music doing what its doing right now man its the ultimate. Nobody is really selling records out there but we are at a million records and we dropped it at Christmas so we are just trying to get that thing to like two million you know."
"Id like to say Im R&Bs savior. Whether thats the truth or not Im definitely going out there with my mic and my shield to declare I am here to save R&B. I will have the people saying Sir there is a man at the musical gates saying he is here to save R&B."
"You know what? I never really factor Hollywood into anything. Im a black actor so I cant really control what Hollywood thinks. I gotta go do my thing and my jokes have got to be funny. Whatever I do has got to be great."
"When you look at Michael Jackson theres nobody who loves him in that family nobody. If they did theyd tell him he didnt have to do all that in order to be famous. All he has to do is keep doing his music and be himself. Michaels been a little touched for about 20 years but somebody needs to pull him aside and tell him they love him."
"I think Prince should open up a little more to other artists. Just because we love Prince. Especially the old stuff - we love him to death. But if he opened up he would be something to deal with. Imagine Kanye West producing a Prince track? It would be banoodles!"
"Im bad on Valentines Day but even worse on Christmas. I go shopping at nine oclock on December 24th every year. Nobody else is there. Im in ToysRUs all by myself. I get there five minutes before closing."