“I love my hair because it’s versatile and empowering, and it makes a statement. There is no better accessory than my fro. Everyone knows I’m obsessed with Diana Ross. I often use her Afros as examples. But I have to admit, I’ve never quite seen one like my mom’s in photos from back in the day. I’ve played with many silhouettes and textures. I’ve styled it in a triangle, added pieces for length, and compacted it for a tight square crop. I don’t believe that there’s such a thing as complete originality. All you can do is take the power of something so legendary and try to put your own stank on it.”
On The Run Tour: Philadelphia
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[The ask to be on the track] came from her directly. Her people contacted my manager, and then she and I began speaking back and forth. She was just giving me an idea of what she wanted. I was in New York recording it and she came by and she was telling me to be myself, to go all in. And I did….