¨ROGER THAT¨ comes from accepting who you are against who other people think you are. Where lies the difference between these two for you?
In the last 20 years of my career, I had definitely displayed an attitude problem. I came up in privilege when it came to music. My parents were both exceptional musicians, my brother was signed to a major label by the time he was 19 and I was 16, so I got to see Fame very early in my life.
The problem sometimes however is, when you are around an industry of many narcissistic people, you tend to take on some of those traits. It wasn't until I moved to Europe that my entire outlook on life completely changed, and I was ashamed of certain behaviors that I had built myself up to be.
I realized that I didn't need to impress anybody anymore, I didn't need to be part of any pressure put on me between crews, family, and bullies. I learned how to enjoy my faults. I learned that although I wasn't perfect, God Made Me In His Image, so all of the flaws and mistakes are someone else's treasures and the reason we're all human beings. Back then Frankie Biggz lived in self-doubt and no self-love, where as the Frankie today is a stark opposite of the person in the rear view mirror.
Now I have so much to live for, I just do me and I try to smile a lot. I'm open now. I'm just closed down to people that are racist, non-empathetic, and rude. Rodger that?