"I feel like it was for no reason. I wasn’t getting anything out of it except my name out there and my face out there, and I don’t need that. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but it wasn’t me. I don't need pictures of myself when I'm driving my car. Who cares? What shoes am I wearing? Who cares? Where am I eating? Who cares? It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates. I had to eliminate that."
"Literally, as I'm putting on my bracelet, the telephone rings. Congratulations to Foxy Brown. She had a baby girl."
"I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live life.”
"I want to thank my teachers, my professors... one thing that they consistently told me is that ... it wasn't about you, it's not about you, it's about these characters. You're a servant. You're in service to these characters."
"I thought we were cordial, but not friends. I don't have any ill will so I didn't think there was still an issue."
"I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn't get their act together at the end. It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn't feel like a very glamorous evening. I've been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad."
"This is my good morning announcement. From now on, this year, all you fake n****s, stop being my fake friends. All you fake n****s, stop coming around and downloading my swag, trying to see what the move is... All you n****s look like my kids up here."
"I feel like my tweet, you know, it was in the moment. Nicki, I just want the response. I'm sorry. I just want you to do the best that you can do. That's really what I want. I want you to come hard. I love rap battles."
“I don’t know why I’m so eager to undermine my own talents. I guess because it feels easier to reduce my abilities than to step into the greatness of my purpose.”
"I thought, 'Oh gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.' ... And now I’m thinking, 'Oh.'"
"Thank God Denzel was there to make sense. So, I listened to Denzel, as you should, and I went and I got Barry, and he spoke."
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