Looks like everyone's not feeling enlightened by Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss' new gospel song, "Prayed Up," featuring pastor and gospel singer Marvin Sapp. According to Christianpost.com, a Twitter backlash is a-brewing.
In case you missed it, Kandi recorded the song for cameras this season:
As Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers are well-aware, besides being a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, Kandi also has a line of bedroom toys, and we’re not talking about teddy bears. She's also the host of an online show called "Kandi Koated Nights" where the talks can get a little, um, kolorful.
The Real Housewife addresses accusations of hypocrisy.
But the 36-year-old singer addresses all of that in her song.
"I stay prayed up, That gets me by / That's how I made it through my darkest times / Yeah I'm a sinner and that's no lie," Kandi sings in the song. "Thank God my prayers are heard cuz he knows I try / Yeah I stay prayed up, yes I stay prayed up / The only way I made it through my pain is through God's favor."
The former Xscape singer answered her critics who questioned whether it was hypocritical of her to release a gospel song.
"I knew when I decided to do it that I would be criticized. That's to be expected," she wrote via Instagram. "I am honest about who I am. My great grandfather and 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."
At least she has one vocal fan, ex-American Idol singer Fantasia Barrino (who also faced criticism for being a single mom) who tweeted that "Prayed Up" is a “great song,” and a “masterpiece!”
What do you think? Watch Kandi perform "Prayed Up" and let us know in the Comments section below.
So far, hearing her singing the song, it sounds awesome. People need to remember that no one is perfect and God loves us all. Jesus died for sinners and He was the only perfect (sinless) person.
I LOVE IT, Kandi! Thank you for keeping it real and showing everyone that you can LOVE our Father in Heaven who keeps us, inspires us and loves us. It's between you and God what you do in the meantime, only He knows your heart! God Bless You, girly!
Kandi, you're my fav ATL "housewife". Best wishes on your gospel song. But, please stop talking about your "empire" and paying cash for your home so often. You are slowly losing fans with all your bragging - a few of my friends brought it to my attention recently. God Bless.
Leave the woman alone for petesakes... Here she is happy with life, happy with where she is, happy with family, she has to answer to no one but God.. And as I can see she is doing alright... I find it so astounding that people are so incredibly judgemental because she is alwaz growing... That's what I like about Ms. Burruss she is never to chicken to take a chance on what she believes...Everyone has dreams and apirations... And not to follow them would just be criminal... So I say kudos to her for stepping outside her comfort zone and doing something that just makes her feel good...The song is good and is inspirational...Everyone may not have the finer things in life but we can certainly strive to achieve them...So have at it Kandi and continue to do what makes you happy... I sure am
I like Kandi, but she is trying to justify her making gospel music by saying her grandfather and great grandfather were bishops and her Dad is a minister, when all she has to do is own up to the fact that she is doing it for money, just as she did when she indulged in country music. She shouldn't have to explain anything to anybody because the only one that she has to answer to is God.
Swanie I believe she might have mentioned that because she wanted people (us) to know she grew up in "church". So in other words, the song came from her personal relationship with the Lord. She's never let go of His power. I feel that's why she mentioned that part of her family.
GOD gave her the gift of song and she is using it in this particular genre. No on said anything when she wrote that slamming country. Those who are criticizing and that are quick to point the finger,what are you doing with the gifts God blessed you with? Those who are being "judgy and pointy" aren't being good Christians. There are a lot of R & B artist that have a better relationship with God than the ones that beat down the church doors every Sunday.
Kandi is a realist, she loves money for real and will do whatever it takes to build "her empire", albeit, through hypocrisy...she prays, she sells her soul for the sake of money....who knew one could do both and feel like a christian or maybe spiritual....if she, her mother, her father, and her child have no problems with what she does, so be it....just not for me, the two doesn't jell, but at least she does it in the "light" and does not seem to be ashamed of anything she does. I personally don't enjoy following Kandi or her music. She seems to want to stay relevent so badly.
To be honest, I don't consider it a gospel song. I believe it falls under the category of inspirational. She is singing about her own life. She's not trying to point anybody to Jesus, church, etc. Personally, I don't care for the song and it has nothing at all to do with who Kandi is or what she does. I'm a Christian and oftentimes we can be hypocritical. If you don't care for the song or artist, don't support them. If Mary Magdalene, an adulterer, could wash Jesus feet, then Kandi Buruss can sing about being prayed up. The surprising part is that there are a lot of Christian artists out there who live alternate lifestyles to what they are singing about, and it is well known, but because its a 'secret' its acceptable. Are we really walking in love???