"My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake. He’s the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect level black radio, white radio. If Justin hadn't come out and killed the game, I can't say that my album, singles and videos would be on the same level that they're on. We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day."
-- Kanye strokes JT's ego in the new issue of XXL
"We're going to make them respect our grind and our hustle, the both of us. They ain't gonna have no choice. It's automatically gonna catch their attention. It's gonna be like nothing they never heard before. They know it's in me to become one of the hottest MCs. They know it's in him to become one of the hottest R&B entertainers, period. We know it's in us, so we gonna bring it out. We're gonna smack them upside the face."
-- Bow Wow's bark is loud but his bite ain't hardly vicious