It was cool, but when business started coming and money started coming, it became a little different. They didn't treat me like a sister. The first album [was] eh. They thought I needed to look like MC Lyte, wear sweat suits and all that. I'm not in jail, I'm in prison. At awards shows, she wanted to walk the red carpet by herself or with [Lil] Scrappy. I plan to keep the legacy alive.
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We were going though a time portal of music. I remember the label Def Jam Records being like, 'We don't want to show him as much. A music industry insider explains how hip-hop helped him grow from traumatized teen to proud gay man. She left abruptly and never spoke about it. We ran across that problem with 'One In Million. We are always open to do new music.
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There's a history of artists that go to jail and when they get home they're not all that or even do anything. We were about to do a Diamond [and] Princess project. We were going though a time portal of music. He said, 'I don't want to change her image. They really had life boats out there.
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