Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj, And Other Celebrities Talk Creativity And Self- Expression At The Met Gala

"Freedom of self-expression. If you can express yourself freely, not give a shit what anyone thinks, then there ya have it."

Last night, Jennifer Hudson, Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj, and Idris Elba were among the many celebrities to walk the red carpet at the wildly anticipated Met Gala, a night celebrating the opening of this year's exhibit, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. 

Dressed in some of the most beautiful and daring looks, some of the celebrities met with Vogue's AndrĂ© Leon Talley to talk all things fashion, art, and creativity, with the latter evoking some inspirational conversation.

Pressed with the question "what does creativity mean to you?" here are some of our favorite answers from the evening's guests:

"Creativity, I think, is expressing yourself and being who you are [and] doing what you feel is most beautiful." - Kendall Jenner

"Freedom of self-expression. If you can express yourself freely, not give a shit what anyone thinks, then there ya [sip] have it." - Nicki Minaj

"When you can express yourself ... whatever you're feeling and you can display that." -Jennifer Hudson

"Being creative is being as innocent as possible, not being afraid to be goofy or weird or be judged by anybody." - Wiz Khalifa

"It's freedom of mind." - Idris Elba

"It's passion, it's excitement, it's energy." - Andy Cohen:

To which Sarah Jessica Parker adds: "Freedom, knowledge, it's courage."

"Creativity is everything for us...it's an expression." - Jaden Smith

To which Willow Smith adds: "It's your soul, man."

That said, be yourself, be free, and be creative.