Below check out a selection of quotes from this weekend's all-new episode of MTV's THIS IS HOW I MADE IT, featuring Flo Rida and "Glee's" Amber Riley. The episode airs today, November 17 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT.
"I remember one time when I walked outside and it was like a swat team on top of the roof and they were even telling the little kids to get down, lay down, don't make a move. That really frightened me…to the point where I was just like I don't want to be caught up in anything wrong." – Flo Rida, on growing up in Carol City, FL and realizing that he wanted to make something of himself
"I recall just going [to the studio for the first time] and everybody just stopped what they were doing and was like 'Go ahead and spit something.' So I started rhyming and [my friend] was just like 'You got something. Matter of fact, you're part of the group.' That moment just changed my life. I became a rapper." – Flo Rida, on a huge moment in his life that jump started his career
"In school I stayed in honor classes but I always [en]visioned myself becoming a superstar. I don't want to work a nine to five. Nine to fives's take away from what I'm doing. It was never in my mind to do anything else other than just give my all to music." – Flo Rida, on realizing and pursuing his passion
"I remember going inside [record executive] Lyor [Cohen]'s office and they were just telling me 'Nobody really performed in Lyor's office other than like LL Cool J.' I recall jumping on top of Lyor's desk shaking up his vintage bottle of Dom Perignon and performing. And it was just amazing. My idea of making it was definitely you know signing on the dotted line. When I got a record deal, man I was just in tears, just so happy because I know how hard I worked." – Flo Rida, on signing his first record deal and realizing he'd made it