Kids today aren't listening to music audio-only. They're picking up a CD and looking at the lyric sheet and wondering why the pictures aren't moving around. Who wants to do that? It's like Bam Bam Flintstone hanging with the dinosaurs vs. Elroy Jetson who's flying around space. If I'm a kid, I wanna be kicking it with Elroy.

I don't follow waves or trends or emotions.

It's a rare combination to have someone who can write songs and sing well.

Pop is the most competitive form of music there is. You are always fighting to be adopted and accepted by the masses, and it's always shifting.

There are five issues that make a fist of a hand that can knock America out cold. They're lack of jobs, obesity, diabetes, homelessness, and lack of good education.

I remember when I was 19, it was pretty tough.

As we develop and get quicker with technology in America, it's like we're downgrading if you look at the investment in education... that's the thing that worries me.

I was born and raised in the ghetto, on welfare, two minutes from homeless.

Not many people give you a vision of what the future will bring.

If you are a chef, no matter how good a chef you are, it's not good cooking for yourself; the joy is in cooking for others - it's the same with music.

My attention span is very short.

There's nothing wrong with white if it's all right.

I don't want to hope anymore. I don't think we should hope anymore. We hoped enough. Now we have to do. We all have to do now.

Black Eyed Peas is a chameleon group.

I remember when I was 11, I told my mom, 'One day I'm going to buy you a house.' And she said, 'Boy, don't you be making promises you can't keep.' I was like: 'No, Ma, it's not a promise. I'm going to buy you a house one day.'

If Apple's a technology company in the music industry, why can't somebody in the music industry make technology?

I like all the families in the U.K. But what I like about the idea of the royal family is... they seem like they're well educated and there's something admirable about them. And the Queen... she reminds me of my grandma.

I don't want to be on stage when I'm 57, talking about... 'Let's Get It Started.'

What Autotune allows is for people like myself and Kanye West not to depend on the singer. Back in the Fifties, the songwriter was rendered invisible. Now the songwriter is there in the forefront.

When you're a corporation, you're going to stick with what works. That's why every McDonald's is the same.

When you follow your heart, you're never supposed to do things because of what you think people might say. You do it for the opposite reasons.

When someone is denying what they are, then that's when things start to spiral down.

Romantic love is painful.

I don't have political agendas. I have social agendas.

Why shouldn't a child look to want to be a political figure, to change our nation, to lead us the right directions?

There's only one type of music and that's good music, no matter what genre it is.

I feel my personality is richer than my bank account. So if I meet a girl, maybe first she just likes me because I'm rich. But then she's gonna get to know me and say, 'Screw the money.'

I've got Republican fans. Republicans like the Black Eyed Peas.

It's dangerous to be a child star, but it's dangerous to be a child in the ghetto, or to be a child at school being bullied.

My favorite game is Madden. That's it. I'm a Madden addict. I go at it.

We have no control over the outcome of anything. Like the planet and global warming, we don't control that. If politicians want a war we don't control that. Acts of terrorism, we can't control them.

'Transformers' inspired me as a kid.

Philanthropy is the thing that I am really excited about, and having success means I can do more.

If countries were people, England and France would be old men. Italy would be dead. Compared with them, America is in its 20s.

We all rely on technology to communicate, to survive, to do our banking, to shop, to get informed, but none of us knows how to read and write the code.

If you listen to the songs I write, they are the most ADHD songs ever. They have five hooks in one and it all happens in three minutes.

Most of these people who are celebrities now don't do anything to deserve it, so by that fact alone, I don't want to be one.

It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.

The computer allows me to execute my ideas at the speed I think them.

If you would ask my mom what books I liked growing up, I liked Dr. Seuss.

America has to be not just an idea but a living, breathing thing.

I've been truly protected by my uncles.

You can get your money and you put it in the bank, or you can put it in the youth. You can put it in our future.

I'm fascinated with quantum physics.

I don't like politics.

Eisenhower warned us about the military-industrial complex and the damage it could do to society.

Everything affects hip-hop. The question is, how does it affect the money that corporations are going to invest to put out different kinds of hip-hop?

When you think about the guys who started Twitter, and the Google guys, and the Facebook guys and the Napster guys, and the Microsoft guys, and the Dell guys and the Instagram guys, it's all guys. The girls, they're being left behind.

Releasing an album on a major label is like sending a package through Fed Ex. You know that it'll get there, and you know that it'll get there on time.