Diana Ross Slept Her Way to the Top
Say it ain't so.
A new book claims Diana Ross brought her kneepads with her when she arrived at Motown records in the '60s. She made a beeline for Motown founder's Berry Gordy office and did whatever she needed to do to get ahead.
Mark Ribowsky author of The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success and Betrayal, which publishes this July, writes:
"The Diana Ross few knew outside of the Motown colony was on a fast track to rise to the top from the first day she got to Motown; not incidentally, that was also the first day she knew who[m] she wanted to sleep with to keep up the momentum. That, of course, turned out to be Berry Gordy, but only after" some other in-house romances, the book says. "In no time, Ross would climb beyond [the Supremes] onto the A-list as a solo act, record six more Number 1 songs, and earn millions as well as top billing in two movies."
She got a daughter (Rhonda Ross Kendrick, born in 1971) out of the relationship - so that locked Berry down, for sure.
Damn. Damn. Damn.