Women in Music 2016

Quotes of the Week: Selena Gomez Is Happy to Bare It All, Nicki Minaj Wants to Rule the World and More

"I can, like, walk around naked now!"
--SELENA GOMEZ
The pop star  during an appearance on Ellen, speaking about the benefits of living solo in her new apartment.

"I want to build my empire. I have always seen men do it -- from Diddy to Dr. Dre to Jay Z. Now it's a woman's turn."
--NICKI MINAJ
The rapper discussing her future plans with L'Uomo Vogue.

"Best night EVER at a karaoke bar in Nashville!!!!!!!!!"
--SAM SMITH
The British singer on Twitter just hours after tweeting, "Nashville, sorry I can't come out to say hey tonight after the show!! Still not feeling 100% and need to sleep!!"

"I don't know … but I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control."
--CHRIS BROWN
The R&B star on Twitter.

"He looks really buff and awesome. But he needs to keep that shit in his pants. I don't want to see that."
--DEMI LOVATO
The pop singer discussing Nick Jonas' racy Flaunt magazine shoot at the Vevo Certified SuperFanFest event.

"I never thought I'd start an interview by saying, 'I touched Robert Plant's butt.'"
--STEPHEN COLBERT
The comedian joking after reattaching the former Led Zeppelin singer's waist-level mic during an appearance on The Colbert Report.

"I haven't heard from Madge in the past 24 hrs. Was it something I said?"
--ARIEL PINK
The rocker on Twitter after he told Faster Louder he'd been asked to work on Madonna's new LP, saying, "She can't just have her producers come up with a techno jam for her to gyrate to and pretend that she's 20." Her camp denied it had contacted him.

Compiled by Jessica Letkemann

This article first appeared in the Oct. 25 issue of Billboard.