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La’Porsha Renae Quotes:

A lot of people I guess, well, some people change when they get in spotlights and everything, but you can take the girl out of Mississippi, but you can’t take Mississippi out the girl!

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I have never spoken for anyone but myself.

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A lot of people behind the scenes were telling me that I was going to have to do something with my hair, my weight, all of that stuff.

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Labels, boxes, and politically correct terminology all seem small and irrelevant when being compared to the violent and brutal attacks on the lives of people who are different than what society says we should be.

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People say a lot of hurtful things, but in a way, the abuse that I endured from my husband prepared me for that. The things I had been told and drilled into my head from him were worse than what anybody could say to me.

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A lot of the former Idols were voting for me, and that makes me feel really good.

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I learned that sometimes our struggles are a little bit bigger than us and talking about them and coming through and having the courage to get out of them. I learned how many I touched and inspired through the journey of ‘Idol’ because I was just singing on the show. I wasn’t really being an advocate for anything.

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First time I sang, I was singing Alicia Keys in the bathroom of my mom’s beauty shop. I was six.

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The reaction that I got from ‘Diamonds’ I would have expected to get from ‘House of the Rising Sun’ or one of the other songs.

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Growing up, Tina Turner was definitely one of my influences, and, um, I take things from different artists, and I put them in my music, and I put them in my persona and my – they help me form into the artist that I am, so – for people to actually hear that come through the music is exciting.

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My fans are so loving and encouraging. They’re with me on good days and bad days.

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I don’t want to come off as one of those artists that’s not down to earth and real.

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To be honest, if it wasn’t for my daughter, I don’t think I would have gotten out of the situation that I was in before ‘Idol’ because I am a domestic violence survivor.

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A lot of fans have been requesting that in-your-face song, a sense of feeling empowered. And ‘Good Woman’ is that: a relatable song celebrating the good woman. I’m also really proud of the third verse, which I wrote.

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Kelly Clarkson definitely reminds me of Motown. She’s pop, but she’s also very, very soulful.

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I decided to be heterosexual because I felt like that’s the life God intended me to live.

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Some people believe they chose homosexuality, and some believe they didn’t. Who’s to say one is wrong? It’s not fair to generalize anyone’s sexuality or walk of life.

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We don’t have to have the same truths or personal belief systems to love one another and get along.

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Anyone is welcome to hang out with me and have fun or sit down with me and talk. I don’t discriminate against anyone. And I don’t condone hating someone or treating them badly because they live differently than I do.

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I embraced everything that I thought would hold me back from pursuing my dreams and used my insecurities to give me the courage to inspire and advocate for others who possessed many of the same insecurities I had.

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I’m proud of my curves, my daughter, as well as the harsh past that helped shape me into the strong woman I am today.

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I come from really humble people. We never had a lot.

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Everybody is a human being. We should be able to coexist with one another.

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I stay true to myself, my daughter. I just remember where I came from – I remember what I’m coming from – and then I remember why I do what I do.

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I do what I do to inspire people. They can’t be inspired by an ego, a big-headed person. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t match. And I really want to be that role model for people, for children. I want to be real. To my fans, I want them to view me as a real person. Don’t put me on a pedestal. I’m human. I make mistakes, I cry, I hurt – just like you.

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When people ask me a personal question, I answer it in a personal way. I can only speak from the footsteps and the shoes that I’ve walked in.

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This is how I feel about the LGBT community: they are people just like us.

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I found a belief system that worked for me, and I said, you know what, ‘I actually do want to give being with men another chance.’

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When people use their hurt and make a triumph in their song, that helps other people.

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I love ‘Battles,’ and I love what it’s doing for people.

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There was a girl who messaged me and said she was on the verge of taking her life, then ‘Battles’ came on just in the nick of time.

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What made ‘American Idol’ different from ‘The Voice’ and all these other singing competitions… ‘American Idol’ just gave regular old normal people like me and like Trent a chance.

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Although all of us may not agree with that particular lifestyle for religious reasons, whatever the reason is, you still treat each other with respect.

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I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn’t brought up that way; it wasn’t how I was raised, but I do have a lot of friends and a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual, and they’re such sweet, nice people.

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Sometimes when you do interviews, it gets twisted up.

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I knew being a musician was my calling when I was 12 or 13. I started singing when I was six but didn’t actually see myself being a singer when I was 12 or 13.

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When I saw how people would react and be touched by my voice, this was the moment I thought maybe there’s something more to this than just singing around the house.

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When I first start writing a song, I usually write the title first, then the song, and I’ll sing the song in my head and think of a visual of the song. If I can’t think of a visual behind the song, I’ll throw the song away.

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I would like for people to hear my music and hear/realize that people and experiences are deeper than what’s at face value. Hopefully, with the span of my career, I can try to convey that in more ways than one.

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I want to bring that old soul back, the meaningful lyrics and all of that. And I can’t think of a better way to do that than through Motown.

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I had a high school sweetheart that was my first. We were together all through high school. I had just broken up with him because I didn’t think I was good enough. He wanted to be an anesthesiologist. I wanted to be an entertainer. His life was more planned out, and mine wasn’t.

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My ex-husband didn’t like my singing. He didn’t like my hair. He hated my eyes. Everything. Everything he complimented me on when we first met, he just hated.

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I have always been a reserved and conservative person.

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I grew up in Christianity. They preach a lot that you should get married and be a wife and be a virtuous woman and all of that. So I was so eager to do that, and I didn’t really take the time I needed to grow into my own. And I ended up running into a really bad situation. I didn’t even really date my ex-husband. We just kind of jumped into it.

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I really do think that getting the golden ticket for ‘American Idol,’ it’s just the start of something really great.

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I’m an old spirit, and my voice tends to be kind of heavy and loud. I’ve been referenced as ‘a young Aretha.’

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I would describe my sound as classic Motown.

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A lot of my fans wanted a kind of ‘in your face’ song. They wanted a song that exemplifies me overcoming the situation I was in and just that triumphant kind of song. So, I felt like I wanted to go ahead and get that out of both of our systems with ‘Good Woman’.

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I haven’t always been confident. I actually suffered with low self-esteem growing up. Eventually, I got to a point where I was just like, ‘OK, this is taking too much energy.’ After that, I started accepting myself for who I was, and I was like, whoever is not going to accept it, they weren’t really meant to be in my life in that way.

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The kind of artist I would like to be is definitely versatile. I don’t like being boxed in or put into a genre, so to speak.

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I have a lot of written material, and all of it’s different. Some records that I have are country, some pop, some alternative rock. I just write what I feel, so I can’t specifically say. I just want to be an artist of truth and an artist that stays true to herself.

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I’ve also gotten messages from men and women who are not the most attractive, in their minds, or are self-conscious about their weight. They’re thanking me for doing songs like ‘Proud Mary’ and shaking a tailfeather, because they say I seem real comfortable in my skin and it made them want to be comfortable in theirs.

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Who is La’Porsha Renae?

La’Porsha Renae Mays (born July 28, 1993), professionally known as La’Porsha Renae, is an American singer-songwriter from McComb, Mississippi.

In 2015, she auditioned for the 15th season of American Idol, which was the last season at the time. On April 7th, 2016, she finished second at the series, behind winner Trent Harmon.