[The rapper-turned-actor borrows from Eastern thought to make his point.] The Chinese have a saying, ... 'Beware the man with the Buddha's mouth and the snake's heart.' This is the perfect example of that.

Since my new focus is acting, ... my primary focus was bringing David Burke's character to life. My focus was artistic.

And my new focus is in acting. That's where I'm putting the majority of my energy.

To he who much is given, much is required. That's the importance of this day.

I figured if I can stay with them, I could maybe keep some of their rhythm going.

I've achieved basically all of the goals - by the grace of God - that I wanted to in music.

Wish they could take my longevity and bottle it.

I thought it was the greatest opportunity as an actor, ... It's the first time I got to do something a little different. It's an amazing piece of material.

I try to do the right thing with money. Save a dollar here and there, clip some coupons. Buy ten gold chains instead of 20. Four summer homes instead of eight.