Quote: "She gave me a cassette tape that I carried around in my purse for a long time, and I played it for every record company that I came across. Nobody was interested until finally I played it for Elliot Roberts, who was a junior agent in the office where I had my agent, and he made a great career with Joni." Buffy Sainte-Marie is a big part of Joni Mitchell's career.
Quote: "It's not as if he called me up and said, 'Hey, can we use your song?' A lot of people visit Hawaii, but I live on a farm in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of goats, so I tend not to hang out with a lot of celebrities or even hear about them. I lucked out on that one; I don't know how he found it, but I'm glad he did." Polaris Prize winner Buffy Sainte-Marie was thrilled to learn Kanye West had sampled her on his song Lazarus - but she never met the rapper while he was recording in her adopted Hawaii.