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 weekâ€™s episode was the cause of much controversy and debate for me. It all circled around the decision to do my gospelÂ songÂ 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 didnâ€™t know that it would be to this extreme. When the episodeÂ 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, â€œBitch you canâ€™t praise my Godâ€? I was like wowâ€¦ 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 donâ€™t let things get to me. Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m glad I did. This song is my testimony. Iâ€™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. Iâ€™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 dadÂ 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 grandmaÂ would always say, â€œKandi why wonâ€™t you join? You donâ€™t love the Lord.â€ And I would reply, â€œI love the Lord, Grandma, but I know Iâ€™m not going to follow the rules. So Iâ€™m not going to join and stand in front of the church and say that Iâ€™ll follow the rules when I know that Iâ€™m lying.â€ Well, clearly Iâ€™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. Itâ€™s funny, because when my group Xscape first came out, my Grandma would say, â€œDonâ€™t you wanna singÂ for the Lord, baby, instead of those worldly songs?â€ Well, here I am singing for the Lord, but I guess Iâ€™m too â€œworldlyâ€ for some people to accept it.Â I love Twitter, but it is an open platform for people to slay youâ€¦ But lucky for me, I have just as many people or more that show me love. This week Iâ€™ve heard the dumb and negative like, â€œHow you gonna sell sex toys and sing gospel.Â Do you want us to playÂ Stay Prayed UpÂ while we vibrate on your dildo?â€ My answer to that is NO, DUMMY! Iâ€™ve also heard the positive like, â€œI cried when I heard your song. Itâ€™s helping me get through my day right now.â€ People have been having debates on blogs and on radio stationsÂ 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 sheâ€™s shocked thereâ€™s so much controversy about the song, but itâ€™s good because so many people are talking about God and prayer.
Iâ€™m so happy that I got a chance to work with Marvin Sapp! His voice is amazing. I loved the fact that he didnâ€™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. Hereâ€™s the link! Iâ€™d love for you to post it on your Facebook or Twitter pages.”
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