In July 1971, Ballard sued Motown for additional royalty payments she believed she was due to receive; she was defeated in court by Motown.  Shortly afterwards, Ballard and her husband separated after several domestic disputes and Ballard's home was foreclosed . Facing poverty and depression , Ballard developed alcoholism and shied away from the spotlight. In 1972 , she moved into her sister Maxine's house. In 1974 Mary Wilson invited Ballard to join the Supremes, which now included Cindy Birdsong and Scherrie Payne (Ross had left for her successful solo career in 1970). Though Ballard played tambourine, she didn't sing and told Wilson she had no ambition to sing any more. Later that year Ballard's plight started to be reported in newspapers as word got around that the singer had applied for welfare . Around that time, Ballard entered Henry Ford Hospital for rehab treatment. Following six weeks of treatment, Ballard slowly started to recover.
I am here again “Ladies” Remember The Dream? How It All Began? We would love to see you all perform again even if one is gone on. I HAVE A ROOM UNTIL I GET MY SENIOR CITIZEN PLACE OK LIFE GOES ON STOP HATING WHAT ABOUT THE FANS? DO WE MATTER? ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD ‘ YALL ARE THE DREAM WITHOUT A NIGHTMARE WE LOVE ALL OF YALL I WANT TO HEAR YALL SING AGAIN
PEACE AND JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING
+1 FAN Wva MAMA BETTY B CLOUD