KANDY BURRUSS RELEASES GOSPEL SONG AND SPARKS CONTROVERSY
Kandi Burruss, the singer-songwriter and producer, is responding to criticism after her recent release of the gospel song “Prayed Up” featuring pastor and gospel singer Marvin Sapp.
Burruss possesses many titles, including a reality television star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and entrepreneur, who has a line of intimate bedroom toys called “Bedroom Kandi.”
She also hosts a late-night show online called “Kandi Koated Nights” where she talks about all things pertaining to intercourse. Still, the 36-year-old singer-songwriter ventured into the gospel world with “Prayed Up,” where she admitted to being a sinner while sharing her testimony.
In reponse to the controversy, Burruss’ took to her own Instagram account that became number one on iTunes gospel charts Monday.
“I knew when I decided to do it that I would be criticized. That’s to be expected,” Burruss wrote on the photograph sharing website. “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.”
The singer’s new song also received backing from the likes of Sapp and singer Fantasia Barrino. Barrino called the song nothing short of a masterpiece. “It’s a great song & my MD Javon Hill has his hands in this project,” Barrino tweeted. “Together he @kandi & Marvin Sapp have created a masterpiece!”