The Grammys are here and we're all a-buzz over Lil' Wayne. Will he thank "Miss Katie" or give Mikey Phelps his stoney support? The rapper recently said he's "the definition of great." Check out other memorable nominee quote gems from over the years.
Upon induction into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame, Madonna said, "I've been fortunate to have people who believe in me." She cited a teacher who told her she was "special." Hence, a "Lucky Star" was born, and the world would never be the same.
"I used to sing 'Vision of Love' all the time in the shower," Rihanna said in a recent Grammy ad. "Maybe some little girl is doing the same thing with my songs." We hope that little girl isn't singing "Disturbia" – good song, but kind of creepy.
When John Mayer won a Grammy for the song "Daughters," he thanked his grandmother for, " … having an awesome daughter named my mom." And then that awesome daughter had an awesome son, named John. And that's the rest of the story.
Back in 2004, Alicia Keys told Ebony Magazine, "I love my own music." When your debut album sells over 10 million copies and you're labeled a musical prodigy, we guess it's OK to 'fess up to being in like with yourself.
"It's been a childhood dream of mine to release an album … to receive 4 Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I'm extremely honored and humbled," said Jennifer Hudson of the honor. We think she 100% deserves the "Spotlight" on all her success.
When the American Idol offspring heard about her nomination, she did what all nominees do: recorded a video of herself freaking out on Youtube. "This is an amazing thing to happen," said the nominee – and then the video abruptly cuts off. Whoops.
During his Grammy acceptance speech, Justin Timberlake apologized for Janet Jackson's nip slip during their '04 Super Bowl duet. "It's been a rough week on everybody… I apologize if you were offended." He went on to win an Emmy for "D*ck In A Box".
First-time nominee Estelle is all about the R-E-S-P-E-C-T. "All I care about is you respect me. I don't care if you like my opinion … everyone has got an opinion." Our opinion? We freakin' love her song "American Boy". And respect it, too.
When Rihanna won her first Grammy, she pulled producer Jay-Z up on stage too. The humble mogul then took it upon himself to speak for her: "She'd like to thank Jigga-Man for being the greatest in the world." Beyonce must be a sucker for humility.
In 2006, Beyonce admitted to the Guardian UK that even she gets a case of the green-eyed monster sometimes. "When I hear a great new record, a part of me is like, 'Why didn't I think of that?' It makes me sick." Whoa, settle down there Bey-Bey.
Carrie Underwood recently told Katie Couric in her pre-Grammy interview, "I'm a vegetarian, and there are some parts of this country where you do not announce that to the audience… I'm working on that." Yep, Nebraska will arrest a vegan on sight.
In 2004 – a full four years before she hit it big with "I Kissed a Girl" – Katy Perry told Blender Magazine, "I'm completely outrageous and I'll do anything for attention." Hindsight is always 20-20.
"Lil' Wayne is the greatest rapper alive, but I would say that I am 'The King'," nominee T.I. recently told Artist Direct. Note to self: This is a savvy approach when commenting on the competition.