“I grew up two train stops from where A Tribe Called Quest grew up, and one stop from Nas.”
- I can’t tell if I want to be a rapper who’s funny because I kind of enjoy just doing really stupid songs about nothing. But I want to have a career that’s long-lasting, and I don’t think people want to listen to a straight-up comedy rapper all the time.
- I feel that its important for me to be out there and to represent the face. At the same time, for me as an individual, I think the Asian-American face can be crowded with the American identity.
- I grew up thinking Margaret Cho and Lucy Liu were my idols because that’s it.
- I grew up two train stops from where A Tribe Called Quest grew up, and one stop from Nas.
- I guess, like, I’ve always listened to rap, and I remember I specifically started listening to, like, pop-rap when I was, like, 11, you know, like Shaggy. I love Shaggy. And then I discovered, like, underground rap when I got to high school, and really, that’s when it kind of blossomed. I don’t feel like my love for rap blossomed off of Shaggy.
- I have lived in this city my whole life and have seen the way gentrification has changed it. I’m not necessarily against transplants, as 75 percent of my good friends, roommate, and boyfriend are not native New Yorkers.
- I legitimately wanted to know if Mayor Bloomberg was going to ban large margaritas that I cry over while on a date alone at Dallas BBQ as a part of his controversial soda ban.