On signing to The Neptunes’ Star Trak label in the 2000s:
So mi seh, the late great Fred Donner, my manager, God bless his soul, we were doing some work with the Arista label. We worked for a long time. Pharrell give me a deal. We went out in California and start doing some things with Pharrell. And in the middle of doing this, my manager, Mr. Fred Donner, die.