Before winning Missy Elliott’s reality show ‘Road To Stardom’, Jessica took part in a chat with viewers at UPN.com. Since winning, there’s been a lot of talk about Jessica already having an album out on Restless Records back in 2000, prompting some to think the show was fixed. “Yes. ‘You Can’t Resist’ album is definitely me,” Jessica told a fan who asked about her previous work. “I recorded that back in 2000. I came to Restless as you see me now. They thought who I am today and who I was then wasn’t acceptable – I was from the hood, from the ghetto and representin’. Being myself, you know? They wanted to change me and they did just that. And it totally made my life a living hell. I was uncomfortable. I realized I had to accept myself and love myself for who I am. That is why The Road To Stardom is my redemption. I don’t have to put the weave in my hair or have the skirts way up for you to love me. Thanks for checking up on me and seeing my background and seeing my trials and tribulations in my musical lifestyle. It was hard to get where I am at by keeping it real and staying grounded. By the way, that would never happen again. I will never let anyone change me or make me believe who I am is not acceptable.”
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