On returning his advance to Pharrell and Arista Records:
I said, ‘Listen, captain. My manager die, and I can’t find a manager in 15 minutes.’ You can’t find people you can work with, and can trust, in one day. This business is a funny business. You haffi know di people you’re working with, you haffi leave tings in people’s hands to get done, and you haffi be careful of who you’re doing these tings with. I explained to the gentleman that I am not going to be able to move forward with any project because Fred Donner passed away and, with respect, I want to return your money, not out of disrespect… I’m a team player. And, if you don’t have a team, I’m like the thoroughbred you take to a thoroughbred race without a team. How are you even going to get him in the gate, much less to get him in the race.