“It ain’t no fun / If a girl can’t have none / You really wanna know how I got it like that / ‘Cause I got a cute face and my booty so fat…” — Grown Woman
“I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker / Yoncé all on his mouth like liquor…” — Partition
“Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard / Surfboard, surfboard…” — Drunk In Love (ft. Jay Z)
“I woke up like this / We flawless, ladies tell ’em / Say I, look so good tonight…” — ***Flawless
“I ain’t worried, doing me tonight / A little sweat ain’t never hurt nobody / While y’all standin’ on the wall…” — Get Me Bodied
“Oh, every woman got one / Oh, shut it down when the time comes / Oh, pull out the big guns / Oh, and put your freakum dress on…” — Freakum Dress
“Can you eat my skittles? / It’s the sweetest in the middle…” — Blow
“I will be your baby / Promise not to let you go / Love you like crazy / Say you’ll never let me go…” — End Of Time
“I’ve done everything that I wanted / And it was more than I thought it would be / I will leave my mark so everyone will know / I was here…” — I Was Here
“And I know I’m being hateful but that ain’t nothing / That ain’t nothing / I’m just jealous / I’m just human / Don’t judge me…” — Jealous
“Maybe you’re just not the one / Or maybe you’re just plain dumb…” — Why Don’t You Love Me?
“Me and my boo and my boo lip locking / All up in the back cause the chicks keep flocking / All that gossip in 10 years, stop it / London speed it up, Houston rock it…” — Countdown
“Your love’s got the best of me / And baby you’re making a fool of me / You got me sprung and I don’t care who sees…” — Crazy In Love (ft. Jay Z)
“Shine the light on whatever’s worse / Tryin’ fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see / It’s the soul that needs the surgery…” — Pretty Hurts
“Thank God I found the good in goodbye…” — Best Thing I Never Had
“I took a vow that from now on / I’m gon’ be my own best friend…” — Me, Myself and I
“Nothing’s perfect, but it’s worth it after fighting through my tears / And finally you put me first…” — Love On Top
“We all have our imperfections. But I’m human and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.”
“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.”
“If you’ve been doing all you can and it’s not happening for you, go out and have you a good old time. Put on your sexy dress and move on.”
I wrote “Bootylicious” because, at the time, I’d gained some weight and the pressure that people put you under, the pressure to be thin, is unbelievable. I was just 18 and you shouldn’t be thinking about that. You should be thinking about building up your character and having fun, and the song was just telling everyone to forget what people are saying, you’re bootylicious. That’s all. It’s a celebration of curves and a celebration of women’s bodies.
I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men and let’s face it. Money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.
Boys laugh at what they put girls through but they won’t be laughing when they are wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason.
We all have our imperfections. But I am human and you know it is important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It is not a reality yet but unless women and men both say this is unacceptable things will not change.
I am a woman when I think I must speak
We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step us as women and take the lead.
We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up gender equality becomes a natural way of life and we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.