Jessica Simpson has slammed record bosses for putting intense pressure on her when her second album IRRESISTIBLE flopped in 2001.

The blonde beauty, 25, was devastated by her failure but believes it was only after started to be independent that she was able to reignite her lacklustre career.

She says, "That was probably my lowest point. I had people breathing down my neck, telling me which way to turn and I felt like I was a machine trying to spit out some product that had nothing to do with me.

"Back then, people were trying to force my success. It's so easy to get caught up in what people want from you, or in people telling you how amazing your body is.

"I've found, as cheesy as it may sound, that being yourself is what truly makes you a success.

"Insecurity is everyone's biggest battle - it doesn't matter who you."