Kandi Burruss Discusses Her Father & Controversy Surrounding Her Gospel Music!

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss is taking to her Bravo Blog to discuss this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kandi talks about the controversy surrounding her choosing to sing gospel music when she owns a sex toy line and does Kandi Koated Nights. She also discusses her background, her father, and why she wanted to sing gospel music.

Kandi writes, “Hello everybody! This week’s episode was the cause of much controversy and debate for me. It all circled around the decision to do my gospel song Stay Prayed Up. I knew when I decided to do it that a lot of people would be shocked, since I often talk about sex, have an adult toy line (Bedroom Kandi), and host a sex and relationships internet show (Kandi Koated Nights). I knew that some people would give me the side eye, but I didn’t know that it would be to this extreme. When the episode prior to this one aired, which first showed me mentioning that I wanted to do a gospel song, I got so many angry tweets. Can you believe a woman actually tweeted me and said, “Bitch you can’t praise my God”? I was like wow… People always said that the worst things to debate or bring up are politics and religion. Well whoever made that statement knew exactly what they were talking about!

Thank God I don’t let things get to me. I’m a very open and honest person. I say what I want to say when I want to say it. If I feel like doing something, I do it. I felt that I wanted to do this song, so I did, and I’m glad I did. This song is my testimony. I’ve been through things in my life that would break some people down, but I push through it and I try not to wallow in my sorrows, because I have a daughter and I never want her to see me brake down. I pray every day. I’m not the poster child of what you might envision as a religious woman, and I know that, but I come from a religious family.

You guys got a chance to meet my dad on this episode, Rev. Dr. Titus Burruss Jr. His father and grandfather were Bishops in the Churches of God Holiness. I have always been the rebel grandchild. The rules were sooo strict there. I would go, but I never officially joined. My grandma would always say, “Kandi why won’t you join? You don’t love the Lord.” And I would reply, “I love the Lord, Grandma, but I know I’m not going to follow the rules. So I’m not going to join and stand in front of the church and say that I’ll follow the rules when I know that I’m lying.” Well, clearly I’m still not following the rules, but I still love the Lord.

There are a whole bunch of people just like me that can relate to the words of my song. It’s funny, because when my group Xscape first came out, my Grandma would say, “Don’t you wanna sing for the Lord, baby, instead of those worldly songs?” Well, here I am singing for the Lord, but I guess I’m too “worldly” for some people to accept it.  I love Twitter, but it is an open platform for people to slay you… But lucky for me, I have just as many people or more that show me love. This week I’ve heard the dumb and negative like, “How you gonna sell sex toys and sing gospel. Do you want us to play Stay Prayed Up while we vibrate on your dildo?” My answer to that is NO, DUMMY! I’ve also heard the positive like, “I cried when I heard your song. It’s helping me get through my day right now.” People have been having debates on blogs and on radio stations asking if it is OK for me to have an adult toy line and sing a gospel song. My friend laughed the other day and told me that she’s shocked there’s so much controversy about the song, but it’s good because so many people are talking about God and prayer.

I’m so happy that I got a chance to work with Marvin Sapp! His voice is amazing. I loved the fact that he didn’t judge me and told me not to explain myself to people. He helped take the song to the next level. Please get the single and really listen to the words. Here’s the link! I’d love for you to post it on your Facebook or Twitter pages.”

Photo Credit: Bravo


5 Replies to “Kandi Burruss Discusses Her Father & Controversy Surrounding Her Gospel Music!”

  1. Kandi, your making an honest living working hard for your daughter. The way you have conducted yourself on this show, entitles you to not ANSWER TO ANYONE! Hold your head high, you have certainly earned my respect.

  2. I would like to say to you Kandi. Don’t worry about what people say about what you do. Because no one is perfect. And God is there for everyone no matter what.Just keep the faith no matter what.

  3. Kandi, I look foward to your gospel song coming out, and as for as the people that are telling you that you have no right to sing your song tell them to read their Bible. None of us have the right to sing or praze God, God sent his son Jesus so we could worship Jesus.

  4. Sing unto the LORD Kandi!!! Keep singing baby girl!!! I do not know what “sex’ toys you are selling…. and don’t care….. if we open the closet of a few famous so-called righteous people….would we find skeletons? or “sex” toys? Not sure why people need them…but a business is to sell items that is needed by the public…. well…. just sayin’ Too bad though, there was a time when a husband & wife would give each other… the look… and that would be enough too…. you know…. Very honest of you to speak up and say why you have not joined to YOUR CHURCH… I believe someday you will… It was in your Great-grand father, Your Grandfather & Grandmother… Loved them sooo much and miss them… in your dad and it is in YOU baby girl.. Yes our rules are strict..but it is to the keeping of our souls…. because time is winding up… JESUS will be returning any moment now…. Churches of GOD-HOLINESS teaches us to be ready!!! I know you believe in the FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST!! and in the NAME OF JESUS, I pray HE keeps you….. KEEP SINGING THE SONGS OF PRAISE!!! GOD BLESS!!!

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