After turning American Idol down for transgender exploitation the press came at me in a way I never have experienced before. Most of it was a really positive experience. I was in the car with my mom on the way to the recording studio when I got the call. My mom said "Who is it?" I said "It's Billboard." I was as shocked and excited as my mom was. Thank you, Billboard!!!!
You can read the writeup here: 'American Idol' Accused of Exploiting Transgender Singer: 'Every Show is Trying to Get a Trans Person.'