How she met Spike Lee: I went to a club that happened to have a big booty contest and I started to make fun of it by jumping on the stage and I thought I was going to get escorted out again, and Spike Lee came up to me and said “’Tonight is fate,” and I said “Oh honey, you wish.” And he asked me to audition for Do The Right Thing.

Her message to young people through the book: Anyone who has gone through a struggle and thinks they’re alone in the situation you can see that you’re not alone and that you can rise above it if you go and get help.

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