Kandi Burruss, singer, songwriter, producer and Reality TV star recently announced that she was working on a gospel song and collaboration with Marvin Sapp. Kandi is known for her R&B career with the group Xscape, as well as being a very accomplished producer and songwriter. Now this part of her resume does not raise any questions. However, Kandi recently posted a statement on her Facebook fanpage with regards to her late night show, Kandi Koated Nights and her adult line.
Here is what she had to say:
“On this episode of #RHOA you see part of the gospel song I was working on. I knew when I decided to do it that I would be criticized. That’s to be expected. I’m a single mom that had a child out of wedlock, I speak openly about sex on #KandiKoatedNights, I have #BedroomKandi, etc… I’m very honest about who I am. My great grand father & my grandfather were Bishops in The Church of God Holiness. I believe in God but I have always struggled with the rules of the church just like a lot of people. The song “Stay Prayed Up” is like a testimony for me. Hopefully people with a similar struggle can relate. I’m posting the lyrics to the hook. I’m looking forward to you hearing the whole song next week!”
I can’t agree with her more, yes we have our own struggles and/or are working through something and we must “stay prayed up”. But I’m still confused. So I am just going to leave it at that. These transitions happen often, whether it’s R&B to Gospel or Gospel to R&B, some smooth and some not so much. What are your thoughts? No judgement just thoughts.
- Kandi Stays “Prayed Up”: Should Gospel Be Off Limits To R&B Singers? (clutchmagonline.com)
- Who are we to Judge? Kandi Burruss “Stay Prayed Up” artwork (dramasmainvoice.com)
- Kandi Burruss Does It Again – Proves we should all “Stay Prayed Up” (theindustrycosign.wordpress.com)