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A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
 

All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream.
 

I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing. They have their own place and I have my own place.
 

I don't feel as though I have to prove anything to anybody.
 

I have to go 150 percent or nothing at all.
 

I just sing the stuff that makes me smile, makes me feel like I didn't sell myself out.
 

I keep showing decade after decade that I am a real performer.
 

I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada.
 

I never thought I would be singing for the world.
 

I was a shy kid with a broom handle that I pretended was a microphone.
 

I was very shy. I'm still shy.
 

I'll perform all the way to the grave.
 

I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs. I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen, although I am the original Hip Hop Queen.
 

I'm no different than you.
 

I'm very shy in a crowd.
 

I'm very spontaneous.
 

I've had 60 years of ups and downs, and all of the downs that I've had, I'm happy that I've had them because it's taught me to appreciate all the ups.
 

People with no humor, they're outta my life.
 

So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs - one for each year. I don't want no diamonds, I don't want no shoes, I don't want no party. I want some crabs.
 

So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva.
 


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