You sing in the black church and you sing from 10 in the morning to 10 at night. And you've got to be in great shape because you're singing and jumping and clapping and carrying on all at the same time.
I grew up in the Baptist Church. But you know, when you work with superstars you are always concerned with stroking their egos. You have to tell them how great they are every day. After a while it gets kind of ridiculous. I wanted to do something with real people, so I went back to the church and the music I grew up with.