Kandi Burruss On Gospel Song Criticism: ‘It Made Me Feel Really Bad’

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Kandi Burruss said the criticism she received for recording a gospel record made her feel bad.


Last month, R&B Recording artist Kandi Burruss (formerly of Xscape) was 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.

Burruss was encouraged by her music manager to pause wedding plans and get back into music. What her manager didn’t know is that the singer  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.

In a recent interview conducted by The Young, Black, and Fabulous, Burruss revealed she was hurt by the criticism she received for recording the record. She also discussed suing Kim Zolciak and other things. View the interview below:

On the controversy over her gospel single:

At times it made me feel really bad. But other times, I was just like, you know, I’ve gotten use to people having things to say. I was just doing what’s true to me. I would like to do more Gospel, but at the same time, I don’t think people are ready for that from me.

On if she’s returning to “Real Housewives of Atlanta” for another season:

You know what, this year I have to say, [this season] was a lot better. I mean we didn’t have drama, it was more funny stuff to me. When Kim left the at the top of the season, it actually made things better for the rest of us. We had little things here and there, but it was cool. I’m not totally done with “Real Housewives”, but at the same time I’m more excited for “Kandi Factory”. Just because it’s not about drama at all. It’s about the music and me helping people. And I’m executive producer on that, so it’s a little different.

On why she couldn’t discuss lawsuit against Kim Zolciak on BRAVO networkWell, [producers] don’t want me to sue her.  You know when you’re on a show together, they say you’re not suppose to sue each other. But what I’m suing her for has nothing to do with the show.

Source: The Young, Black, and Fabulous

Do you believe Kandi Burruss should/should not record gospel music?