The Real Housewife addresses accusations of hypocrisy.

on Feb 21, 2013 - The Dish

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, 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.