I'd rather be onstage with a pig - a duet with Jennifer Lopez and me just ain't going to happen.
I think certain people like to torture me because they think I've had it easier than I actually have and they think: 'Oh, she's got this, she's got that, she's always had everything perfect,' and it's sooo not true.
I try not to be a jerk. I really do. I try to be nice and cordial.
I've been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want help give that back to someone else.
This is for all of you out there tonight, reaching for a dream - don't ever give up! Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me!
Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go.
Whatever you're going through in your life, don't ever give up.
A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time.
You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, 'I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself.'
One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!
Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumours, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you.
I've seen the real extreme diva behaviour and I don't think that's who I am.
My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess.
People are like, 'What is your whole obsession with butterflies?' I'm like, 'I'm not obsessed. I like them. Can't anybody like something?'
If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.
I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid.
Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you.
I've seen other artists put out movies that went straight to DVD, and no one cared. Maybe their own fans bought the thing, and that was fine.
I do not think I reinvent myself. Wearing my hair differently or changing my style of dress is playing dress-up. I don't take it too seriously.