A lot of times I can across as too masculine to men, and they couldn’t handle me, they stayed away.
Motown’s policy was to build one act at a time or their favorites.
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.
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.
My costumes were made for sex appeal not for women.