Natasha Bedingfield has slammed the music industry for trying to sex up her image at the start of her career.
The singer admits she battled to be taken seriously in an industry that wanted her to dress scantily and dance provacatively.
She says, "So many people asked, why aren't you on the front page of the magazines on the top shelf? Why aren't you pole dancing?
"And it's quite offensive that that's the only way at the point that a girl could get their music heard, unless they were Dido or Bjork."