It was a song about prayer, not sex, so what was everybody’s problem? This is something VH1’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kandi Burruss, is still trying to figure out months after the brouhaha over her gospel collaboration with Marvin Sapp has died down.
“I just felt like, okay, I didn’t get that much backlash when, you know, they showed us talking about the [sex] toy products [on the show],” Burruss noted in a “Lift Every Voice” interview that aired on BET Sunday, June 23.
“I didn’t get that much backlash when I talk about or make jokes about sex or whatever,” the host of “Kandi Koated Nights,” a web series covering all things sex, and creator of “Bedroom Kandi,” a line of pleasure products and sex toys, told host Cory “CoCo Brother” Condrey–something she viewed as ironic.
Back in February, the RHOA star was blasted mercilessly when her foray into gospel music was announced, because of her contrary lifestyle.
“As soon as I said ‘I stay prayed up’ and I did a song with Marvin Sapp, I got a thousand people that was hitting me up saying, ‘Oh my gosh, how could you, you know, have a gospel song?’”
The former member of the 90s R&B quartet Xscape, has very openly expressed her feelings about the fallout behind her foray into gospel music.
In a February interview with the Christian Post, the engaged recording artist and producer said, “Some people can relate to me, but at the same time a lot of people who do go to church every day … can’t accept somebody like myself who has ‘Kandi Koated Nights’ or who has openly spoken about sex.”
Burruss continued, “They can’t accept me being an example of somebody who is constantly putting out gospel music because they want you to change overnight.”
At present, there has been no additional talk of forthcoming gospel music from the Burruss camp.
Despite the obvious talent and good intention of Burruss, there is a sector of the faith community that feels strongly about gospel artists living a lifestyle consistent with what they sing about.