"[Men] really disgust me if they don't have a nice smile, nice lips and nice teeth ...They have too many disgusting habits - like scratching themselves all the time. And it's really weird how guys think that passing gas is the funniest thing in the world. They love to do that thing in front of girls and laugh about it."
"In every movie they want you to look as thin as you can look. In Selena, it was the other way around: 'How can we shoot her butt so it looks like Selena's?'"
"I was in third grade when Rapper's Delight changed my life. But when I came home, my mother would be listening to Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Diana Ross. I want to include all those elements in my music."
"I can't try to be Whitney or Faith. I have something else to offer to anybody who'll want to, you know, get down."
"If you kiss on the first date and its not right, then there will be no second date. Sometimes its better to hold out and not kiss for a long time. I am a strong believer in kissing being very intimate, and the minute you kiss, the floodgates open for everything else."
"Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit. Somebody said to me not too long ago, 'Until you're twenty, you have the face you are born with, and after that you have the face you deserve', and I really loved that - the idea that you wear who you are on your face."
"If you inspire [people] to go after something that maybe they wouldn't have done cause they're not used to seeing people of their culture in that position, that's all just icing on the cake for me."
"I could serve coffee using my rear as a ledge."
"People equate sexy with promiscuous. They think that because I'm shaped this way, I must be scandalous -- like running around and bringing men into my hotel room. But it's just the opposite."