On Mental Health and the Importance of Living in the Moment
- "Reaching out may be hard but as soon as I did it, I was immediately covered in love. I used to think of sadness as a constant with fleeting moments of joy in between . . . but it's a wave. My triggers are: rejection and inadequacy. But I love that I'm more emotionally honest lately. I love that I can use my sadness constructively in real time for gratitude."
- "I also know that there's a stigma around therapy in the black community, and there had been for a long time, especially for black women. We're so strong, because of all that we have been put through, and how little we're sought after and looked out for. So, black women end up like, 'I got it. I don't need help. I'm handling this. That's why I tried to be strong for so long.'"
- "It took me a long time to get to this point in my career, but it also took me a long time to get to this point in my life where I can actually appreciate the present moment. It all kind of synced up at the same time. So everything that happens, I'm just getting the full celebration of it."
- "I think I have to figure out how to be satisfied so I don't become this insatiable artist that is never happy. My definition of success has never been pertaining to fame or celebrity or any type of clout or look. It has been more; can I sell out a tour? Can I play Madison Square Garden? Is my music going to help shape the culture and help change people's lives for the better? I'd be happy with this, but I know that there's a lot more to come."