“I Want My Women To Stand Up” Gladys Knight Wants Female Singers To Stop Selling Sex Instead Of Music

September 10, 2014  |  



From The Grio 

The seven-time Grammy Award winner has a career spanning several decades and has no plans of slowing down.

In an interview with Chris Witherspoon forMSNBC.com, the “Empress of Soul” opened up about having “new album jitters” and also discussed the current state of the music industry.

Knight, who rose to prominence in the early 1970’s as the front-woman for the Motown sensation Gladys Knight and the Pips, opened up about some of the young artists that are attempting to break into the music business today.

“I don’t envy them, coming through the industry at this time, because it’s a totally different industry. It is money-driven. It is power-driven. They would do anything to get famous,” Knight said. “We came through with a moral value, an integrity value, and a great love for what we were doing. So it helped us to do the things that we needed to do to be better. We didn’t have to be on the cover of every magazine, we didn’t have to be doing something dramatic just to get some attention. We let our talents speak for that.”

Read more about Gladys Knight’s thoughts on the music industry at TheGrio.com 

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