Songwriting wasn’t something I learned. I was going through hell and just said, “You know what? I’m gonna put it on paper.” I was in so much pain, I didn’t know what to do with everything that was coming out of me. As I wrote songs like “My Life,” I was crying. I was crying writing “I’m the Only Woman,” I was crying writing “Be With You.” Puff was the person A&R-ing the My Life project. He always wants everybody to dance and have a good time, so I was afraid to bring this depressing music to him. But when I did, he was like, “This is great! I love it, I love it!” Screaming and going crazy. I was like, “OK, cool. I guess depression is in” (laughs). From then on, I continued to write.
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