My costumes were made for sex appeal not for women.
Then when Gladys Knight came in to do my songs that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
I feel Motown really exploited me.
Success to me was getting out of that contract in one piece.
I was a black singer with a white voice, a perfect pop voice.
Motown's policy was to build one act at a time or their favorites.
A lot of times I can across as too masculine to men, and they couldn't handle me, they stayed away.
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