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  • - I first got into singing as a kid

  • I think I was like nine years old

  • and I just fell in love with music

  • and there was never a plan B.

  • (melancholic music)

  • Prince discovered me

  • about three years before he passed away.

  • He told me he was a big fan of my voice.

  • He said that he thinks I have an analog voice

  • and to me that was so crazy,

  • this is Prince, one of my biggest inspirations

  • and one of the biggest icons of all time.

  • He was also one of the funniest people I've ever met

  • ever in my life.

  • So this one time, Prince decided

  • he wants to get donuts at 4:00 a.m. in Kentucky.

  • I was in Kentucky, I had just watched Prince perform.

  • Prince tells me he wants to get donuts.

  • He hits me up, tells me, "Want to get donuts?"

  • I put on my best attire cause it's Prince,

  • you know, you can't wear, you know

  • sweatpants around Prince.

  • I meet him in the lobby,

  • he's in his stage attire fully dressed.

  • We pull up to this donut place in Kentucky.

  • I don't know where it was exactly.

  • The people that worked there start, you know,

  • giggling so much cause it's Prince, you know.

  • We're sitting there, they roll down the window,

  • it's, you know, crazy.

  • There's a lot of pinch me moments and for me

  • along this journey, you know doing music.

  • (gentle reflective music)

  • I have a lot of high goals and expectations for myself

  • and I put a lot of pressure on myself

  • but I've really learned to embrace

  • the small wins so to say

  • and you know, for me,

  • it's a win every time a fan comes up to me

  • or messages me about my music affecting them

  • in a specific way, if it's comforting

  • or if it's, if it brings them joy.

  • If they can relate to my story

  • I think, you know, that's a win for me every time.

  • Then I feel like I'm on the right path,

  • doing what I do.

  • Well, there's this artist

  • in my mind I've worked with him 150,000 times.

  • It's been incredible, our voices mesh and blend perfectly.

  • This artist's name is Frank Ocean,

  • and I hope that it will happen one day.

  • You know, honestly, I invest so much back

  • into my own artistry of me

  • as a project, as an artist

  • so touring is so expensive but, you know,

  • I feel like it's all worth it.

  • I'm just investing back in me

  • and to me that's a splurge that

  • I value maybe over clothes and materialistic things

  • but luckily, in my job, it's a part of it

  • so I still get to wear cute outfits.

  • In five years I hope I have a family,

  • I hope I have some more stability in my life.

  • This life and path that I chose

  • requires a lot of time away from my family

  • and a lot of traveling and just being super focused

  • and, you know, it's kind of rocky

  • but I, yeah, I wish and pray for more

  • stability and yeah, just hope that I'm happy

  • and that I'm still making music.

  • And that that collab happen between me and Frank.

- I first got into singing as a kid

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