During a recent interview with ‘RagoLdn‘, Grammy winning songstress Melanie Fiona opened up like never before- speaking candidly on some of the industry’s ‘rug swept’ issues.
Check out her interesting take on sexuality and exploitation below…
When quizzed on the pressures of being sexy, she confessed:
All the time. There’s pressure all the time. Every female artist has that pressure. It’s if you allow yourself to succumb that pressure, so I see it as a challenge not to succumb to that pressure. So it’s more of a challenge to base my success on the quality of music and not the quality of my…assets.
Then, on the exploitation of artists by the industry:
If you work with people that treat you like a product, you will be exploited like a product.
If you work with people who treat you like a person, as someone who has a living heart, with emotions and family and requires the natural things everybody needs in life- then you have people working in your best interests, and I’m fortunate enough to have that.
What are your thoughts on exploitation in the industry?