I'm in love with it. Gorgeous. I know she's weird at first, she's hard to take for a lot of people. If you look past the artistic(? questionable for some) "look", this woman has talent. The kind that comes from a passion for her art. It can't be faked. The real deal. If you look past the exterior, she has an inspiring dedication to what she does.
Here are some quotes from an interview By DJ Ron Slomowicz, About.com Guide::
About having the opportunity to write for the Pussy Cat Dolls:
"There's something that's very humbling about being able to write for a powerhouse group like that. Probably the biggest influence that they've had on me is making me want to be a better writer for them."
About working with Akon:
"So it's been an incredible influence. It's like every time you work with somebody that's better that you are, you become greater."
About working with RedOne(a producer):
"I met him and he completely, one hundred and fifty thousand percent wrapped his arms around my talent, and it was like we needed to work together. He has been a pioneer for the House of Gaga and his influence on me has been tremendous. I really couldn't have done it without him. He taught me in this own way – even though he's not a writer, he's a producer – he taught me how to be a better writer, because I started to think about melodies in a different way."
On filming the video for "Just Dance":
"Oh it was so fun, it was amazing. For me it was like being on a Martin Scorsese set. I've been so low budget for so long, and to have this incredibly amazing video was really very humbling. It was really fun, but you'll see if you ever come to a video shoot of mine one day – I'm very private about those things, I don't really talk to everybody. I'm not like the party girl running around. I might even seem to be a bit of a diva. I'm sort of with myself, in my work head space worrying about costumes, and if extras look right, and placement. I don't just show up for things, you know."
On explaining something she'd been quoted on, 'I make music for the dress.'
"I mean, I don't write records and then decide what the video will look like. I instantaneously write things at the same time so it's a complete vision, the song and the visual, the way that I would perform it on the stage. It's something that all comes to me at once. So when I say I make the music for the dress, the dress is a bit of a metaphor for 'I make the music for everything,' for the entire performance vision. "
On attending high school with the Hilton sisters and whether it had an affect on her:
"They're very pretty, and very clean. Very, very clean. You know, I never saw Paris, she was older than me, and it's funny that the press always write that I went to school with the Hilton sisters, but I actually only went with Nicky. Paris, I believe, left and went to Dwight. But, you know, it's impressive to be that perfect all the time, these girls. I was always a weird girl in school, who did theatre and came to school with lots of red lipstick on or my hair perfectly curled, or whatever I was doing to get attention. It's funny as it's almost like they were there to make me aware, because so much of what I do now is that I try to twist my world into the commercial community. So I guess they've been quite an influence on me. Not them in particular, but the idea of the self-proclaimed artist."
Just wanted to share because I respect her artistically, you know?
Have a great weekend!