The R&B classic “Sucker For Love” by Rick James and Teena Marie was originally written for the legendary Diana Ross. According to Teena, Rick James turned down the opportunity to produce a few songs on Diana Ross’ album because Motown would not allow him to produce the whole album. As a result, “Sucker for Love” ended up being recorded by Teena Marie. Can you imagine Diana singing it? #dianaross #teenamarie #rickjames #suckerforlove #funk

Interview by: Felicia “The Poetess” Morris (2006)