I went to India, lived, and studied.
I love rap.
I’m too old to do crazy things anymore.
I was going to get drafted, but I didn’t really want to go into the Army.
I wanted to play the Apollo because I didn’t think I was going to be on the earth long.
I believe everything happens under God’s plan anyway.
I think rap definitely has its place in the art world. I think it is an art form. But, just like any art form, you can misuse it.
I’m really not tailored for responsibility.
I’m finally locked into the now, and it’s great.
After I saw Kiss on stage, I wanted my show to look like the fourth of July. The persona of Rick James was wild and crazy, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
I’m a long way from Ike Turner.
I mean, Rick James was just a man-made image, the image I created. Just trying to live Rick James almost killed me.
I don’t have aluminum foil on my windows anymore.
I was angry about the fact that my father would beat my mother on a daily basis, that my mother would take it in turn and beat on me. I was an abused child. I was mad about all those things, very bitter and very angry.
I’m trying to change the root of funk, trying to make it more progressive, more melodic and more lyrically structured.