R&B Recording artist Kandi Burruss (formerly of Xscape) is being slammed for recording a gospel record. Incase you haven’t been in the loop of Burrus’ recent endeavors, she is a co-star of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” television show, talk show host of the “Kandi Koated Nights” adult talk radio show, and the owner of an adult toy line named Bedroom Kandi.
As you can see, Burruss is a busy woman. The person who manages her singing career encouraged her to get back in the studio and take a break from planning her forthcoming wedding and decorating her home. What her manager didn’t know was that the artist felt compelled to write and record a gospel song. Burruss took to her Facebook page to explain why she’d chosen to record the song. “I knew when I decided to do it that I would be criticized. That’s to be expected. I’m a single mom that had a child out of wedlock, I speak openly about s*x on #KandiKoatedNights, I have #BedroomKandi, etc… I’m very honest about who I am, ” she wrote.
For some reason, Christians revere intimacy as a sinful, inappropriate act. Truth of the matter, it is a gift from God Himself. Intimacy creates life. It’s powerful. It’s pleasurable. It’s rewarding — when carried out in a way that God instructs it to be. Who is anyone to tell Burruss that she shouldn’t be writing a gospel song? We have no idea if the Holy Spirit moved her to write that song, not for herself, but for someone else who needs to hear it. Oftentimes people are turned away from the Christian faith because of the constant judgment.
Do you believe Kandi Burruss should/should not record a gospel song?