Females in our generation morals are just out the window. Materialistic things aren't life. I'd rather walk in the rain with a man who treats me like a queen than to ride in a Benz with a man who treats me like crap.— Jhene Aiko
The most sensitive Jhene Aiko quotes that will add value to your life
Change is inevitable. Why hold onto what you have to let go of?
My main goal in life is to just be happy.
I don't compromise my happiness for anything. If I find what makes me happy I'm going to do that. That's really going with the flow of life. As far as like the mainstream stuff, if my destiny takes me there and I end up going that route, then that's fine.
Go with the wind, you know, like a sailboat.
I think that's really important when it comes to peace… inner peace especially. You can't help anyone else if you don't have it together for yourself.
Life only gets harder, but you gotta get stronger.
I stopped looking at people's opinions. It's easy to get caught up in what other people think.
Suffering is optional. You’re gonna have some pain but it doesn’t have to make you suffer.
Is it strange for me to say that if I were to die today, there’s not a thing I would change? I’ve lived well. Maybe I have made mistakes and been through my fair share of pain but all in all, it’s been okay. I’ve lived well.
Just be yourself and wear deodorant.
It gets crazy in my mind sometimes but the reason why I like to express so much positivity on my Twitter is because I think we all are battling evil thoughts. I think it's important to not ignore them but to try to understand where they are coming from and get through them instead of suppressing them.
I'm not a party animal. I'm a chill homebody. I like to watch movies and go out to eat. That's my idea of a good time. I'm definitely able to be social.
I think as a person, I have a whole bunch of different sides to me.
Shame on you for staying the same.
A lot of time when I'm creating songs, they're in real time.
When I'm writing the song, I feel what I'm feeling for its full potential. As soon as the song is over, I'm like, I created art.
Sometimes I go and I'll look at people's comments and then responses, covers, choreography and fan videos and after a couple hours it's like, uhhh this is a little like...I'm like don't indulge in right now.
I don't think I have a sad life. I just talk about all my feelings and emotions.
I had my baby around 20 and I was always working on music, but I was always working on music, but I was doing other stuff as well.
I'm not the type that would ask for a number or ask him on a date, but I have approached a guy. I probably would tell a joke or say, "You're really cute."
Of course we live in a world where we have to make money to eat so that's always nice to be able to sing and make money but to do something I love and to be able to eat from...it's great.
I never felt like I left, I think before anything I am a writer and that's something that I do almost everyday. So it wasnt I guess public,but I still would put out stuff on like MySpace or you know whatever social networks were poppin' at the time.
I'm trying to teach people not to be selfish.
That's the thing. If you have a good thing share it. Of course we're not in a sexual relationship.
Yeah, I mean I'm a water sign. I'm a Pisces.
It's humbling because a lot of times people think because they are the artist or the celebrity or whatever they want to call themselves that they're above being a fan. If you like something, you can like it. You don't have to be afraid to say that so I really appreciate it and you know, to me, people are people.
I appreciate when people listen to the sad songs, because it's almost like telling someone your problems and having them listen with a compassionate ear.
I actually have a young readers' series that I wanna do, kind of in the same lane as a Harry Potter or Narnia or Twilight. I want to write stuff like that.
Because people love music, I feel it's my responsibility to produce more of the music and to get it out to more people, so like I said, If the mainstream route does that without compromising me being happy as a person then that's something I'll do.
I don't feel like I have to use big words or theories to get my point across.
People are like, "Whoa. That's crazy" and make it into this crazy thing.
I finished school, because I started when I was thirteen, so basically around 16 or 17, I just focused on finishing high school.
Me as a person...I'm really laid back, I'm really an on my own time type of person so its just kind of like if I have to compromise some of that for the mainstream success...to me its not really worth it. I just like to sing.
I think I have patient fans that want quality over quantity.
It's more important to me that the project be the best that it can be and the realest it can be rather than rushing a whole bunch of generic songs, because I could do that. I could just put together some songs real quick that I really like. I only write and I only sing for a purpose, so if its not then, it's not going to be rushed.
I always tell people is really make sure you know why you want to do it.
For me, I didnt make a conscious decision like "Oh I want to be a singer", it was like I grew up around it, I was singing because it was just natural for me to sing.
I just like being a regular person.
I think if a woman is feeling aggressive, she should be aggressive and not hold back.
I always go to my Kanye [West], Jay-Z.
I go back to alot of the stuff that I know for sure that I like.
"Snapped" happened maybe like two months after I released the mixtape.
I just like took a break from recording and that was the first song I wrote and recorded after the mixtape.
After I had my daughter, I kind of got comfortable with motherhood and had time to focus on something else then I started "Sailing Souls" with Fisticuffs, who produced the majority of the mixtape. I just wanted to put out something, like it wasnt really for, you know exposure or to get a deal or really anything like that.
Love side, hate side, never in between
The way you feel is not my problem.
I'm friends with [exes] and they hear the songs.
I can honestly say I don't have any exes I hate. They're artists in some fashion so they understand.
No music while making love... the sound of the love being made is better than music.
When I find something good, I stick to it for like a month.
I'm usually late on like other stuff. Kendrick Lamar, I can play that often.
Writing has always been my go-to form of expression.
Whenever I was going through something as a kid, I would write it down and I would turn it into a poem.
I think touring is one fo the funnest parts of being a singer or entertainer or whatever.
You know how a lot of people say, 'I lose myself in music,' or 'I like to escape,' but I want my music to be more of an awakening. I want it to make people to be aware of life; I don't want my music to be a distraction. I want to light a path.
I know like the Wiz Khalifah one, got me excited because I like his music, and its almost like you know I can relate to his music, so I feel like dang if he listens to my stuff and thought it was good then maybe I'm as good as him, you know what I mean?
Before I had my daughter I actually wanted to do something that I could put out for free, like a mixtape, but it wasn't going to really be a mixtape, it was just going to be songs that I wrote and release for free.
I'm probably my biggest critic. There's nothing anyone can ask of me that I haven't already asked of myself.
With my career, everything I do is me.
There's no one that handles telling me what I should be about or how I should dress or anything. I'm hands on with absolutely everything. When I'm writing a song, I'm already thinking of the visual for the song and I'm already thinking of what I'm going to wear in that visual and what I'm going to wear when I perform. It all goes hand in hand. Everything I do is just me expressing different sides of myself.
What you create for you, no one can take from you.
I've never been in that position in my life, where I hate a celebrity so much that I want to call them names.