This former A list female singer thought she had it made. It didn't start out that way for her and didn't end that way for her, but there was a short period of time where she thought she was going to be on top of the world forever. Back when she was starting out she had a voice and a demo tape. She was lucky enough to have a guy hear it and the next thing you know she was meeting with some of the biggest producers in the music industry. Just because it is not acting does not mean there is not a casting couch. The producers told her they could get her with some great writers and other singers and make her a star, but what was she going to do for them? For a year she had to trade sex with producers for recording time and writers for songs and rappers for guest appearances. In a manuscript she is shopping right now she says that she had to have sex with over 50 different guys to make her first record. She said that if she didn't, they would have just found someone with just as much talent who was willing to have sex, so she did it. After her first record was a huge success, she thought that life was over and that she would have some clout. Nope. She did not have to have sex as much, but because the record company controlled her, the executives there said they were not sure if they were going to keep using her or go in another direction. That resulted in a long term relationship with three men at the record company who protected her from everyone else but also expected her to be on call for them 24 hours a day. They also got her hooked on coke and by the time she finished recording and went on tour she said that weeks would go by in blur. When it came time for her next record, she said she was numb and spent most days trying to sleep off the nights before. Not only the drugs but also the memories. She would record and have sex, often with all three of the men in the same night but never at the same time. She could not go on any longer and she told them that. She thought because she had so many hits and sold so many records that she would be immune like she had seen from some of the other females she worked with. Nope. They gave her a chance to change her mind, but our singer said not again. The next thing you know she was dropped and went from A list to, "who?" almost overnight. She blew through all her money trying to record her own album, but it sounded nothing like her other records and did awful. For years she tried to do it on her own but just was locked out. Then she made a call and said she wanted back in again. All these years later and she has a brand new anticipated record coming out that features lots of great producers, guest singers and she says she had to do it because she needed to live. She thinks she can make enough from the sales and from touring to live on and never have to go through the process ever again.