It was always my dream to be part of MTV and make history.
Nicki Minaj is a very strong woman who knows exactly what she wants. As an artist, I understand her, and I could see how she could be misunderstood by a lot of people, but she is really passionate about her art, and that's something I really admire about her.
What I like about the EMAs is that you will never know what happens.
For mascara, I'll just use whatever I have in my bag. I'll use anything. I feel like, from drugstores to a Saks, they are all the same to me.
My favorite artists are Kanye West, Jay Z, the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Destiny's Child.
Anytime there was an award show, it was a ritual where me and my mom would sit around and watch with my friends. We would make desserts and buy chips and popcorn and see what our favorite performances of the night were.
I think in a lot of situations I had got songs stolen from me, or treated badly.
I just don't let music genres define me.
The world can be very small. That's why you have to be very careful, whoever you meet.
I never wanted to take the easy way, and I was always willing to hustle.
When I first was a part of 'The Monster,' I really wanted to put it out under my name, but no record label thought it was good enough - until Eminem liked it.
I played the trumpet for nine years, and then I joined the choir after that, and then I was in musicals in high school.
I try to photobomb as much as possible.
I want to show every part of me and every color of me. And I think, growing up Albanian, I wanted to bring that to light.
I turned sadness into an anthem for not letting anything or anyone slow you down.
I think what people get confused about is that they want to label me as this EDM girl, but a lot of this stuff is genre-less.
I remember starting out and covering songs.
If you can't find dry shampoo, baby powder is great.
The most important thing to me is that it's all really raw.
I'm definitely inspired by old hip-hop.
I've had situations where producers would be like, 'Could you meet me? Take the train; don't tell your parents.'