June 24, 1986
Both my parents are first-generation success stories.
In any relationship, there's gonna be conflict.
A lot of people don't know me as an artist.
If a piece makes you look good and makes it easier to get dressed, it wins.
You have Vampire Weekend who have more African references musically than most African-American artists.
Mainstream media tends to showcase a very specific kind of Mardi Gras, but my experience of Mardi Gras is very different; it's very cultural.
You just have to know that the more successful you get as an artist, the less of a normal life you have. It's a trade-off.
My parents constantly tried to talk me out of being an artist. They had gone through the whole journey with my sister and just wanted me to have a normal teenage life.
I really feel like because I had my son so young, I didn't want everyone's help. I think people felt entitled to give advice, so I'm always very sensitive to moms and letting them feel their way out.