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A lot of people who start work at a very young age never grow up because they never got that opportunity to be a child, so they hold on to that and still do a lot of childish, silly things.
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Acting was always my first passion.

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All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.

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Another side to me is this very sexual being. When I look back on my life, it's always been there. It's been there since I was 10 years old, having the imagination that I had.

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As a child, I had to get up early for school or work. I'd get ready by myself. I'd set my alarm to wake me up very early in the morning, and be off to work, the family driver driving me every morning. I did it alone, my parents never coming in to wake me up.

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Being on 'Good Times' was the first time I was around a group of people that wasn't my family.

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Big sisters and brothers... I am telling you, it never changes.

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By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn't a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual.

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Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.

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Control meant not only taking care of myself but living in a much less protected world. And doing that meant growing a tough skin.

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Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.

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Ever since I was little, I loved to eat. I started eating when I wasn't hungry. My weight has always been up and down.

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Every body type is different - that's what makes you unique. What makes you special is you, and you are different from the next person.

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Food has always brought me comfort and the bingeing is triggered when I'm in a space that is not positive.

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I always get bored with my hair. That's why I would always change it throughout my career.

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I always write my music based on what is going on in my life at the time.

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I am not a religious person, but I am spiritual. But I don't believe in things like guilt.

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I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don't mind that.

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I believe in a higher power. I believe in inspiration.

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I can be an emotional eater.

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I do think kids should be kids. You have the rest of your life to be an adult.

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I don't have a lot of friends.

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I don't like to work out, and I get bored easily.

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I feel everyone is put here for a reason. Everyone has a calling. I always thought my real calling was to help other people.

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I get so much energy from the fans.

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I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.

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I have a pretty bad temper. But you have to really push me to see it. But everybody has their things.

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I have a very strong family.

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I have no clue why, but maybe sometimes when there's someone you don't hear from, it's the person you want to hear from the most.

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I kinda see everyone as competition.

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I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.

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I like myself a lot more than I used to. I had a very difficult time in my twenties especially. It was hard for me to look in the mirror and find something that I liked about myself.

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I like to collaborate on my music. The creative process is fun, and you get a lot of ideas from having discussions about it. Ultimately, the final decision is mine.

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I really don't know anything else because my brothers were famous when I was two years old. So I know nothing else, no other life.

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I think it's been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they've told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex... I think they are pretty used to it now.

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I think it's great if a guy has a good sized package.

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I think people really connect with the idea of someone who's gained and lost weight in this very public way, and also someone who's an emotional eater.

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I truly felt that was going to be my last tour. So here we are again and I'm saying this will probably be my last tour. That's truly the way I'm looking at it.

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I wanted to be on my own and get out of the house. We were the kind of kids that - we - obeyed our parents. If they said no, you don't ask why.

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I wanted to talk about my life. There is so much. I was 18 when I made the record, and I had a lot to say.

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I was a very quiet kid. A really sweet kid, I might add.

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I was never pushed into the religion by my mother or anyone else. I made up my own mind when I was old enough. I am not a religious person, but I am spiritual.

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I was two when we left Indiana, and I don't really remember it that well.

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I was very independent growing up, but there were things that were bothering me that I never told anybody. I would talk to our animals at home.

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I would hope my legacy would be bringing smiles to faces. Happiness with my music.

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I'd adopt. And I think that if I'm really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that's God's plan for me.

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I'm a true believer in prayer, a big believer in prayer.

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I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good.

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I'm fine the way I am. There's nothing wrong with me.

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I'm flattered that other artists consider me a role model.

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A lot of people who start work at a very young age never grow up because they never got that opportunity to be a child, so they hold on to that and still do a lot of childish, silly things.

Janet Jackson