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.
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.
I feel Motown really exploited me.
I was a black singer with a white voice, a perfect pop voice.
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