Kandi is a Grammy Award-winning singer- songwriter, a producer, actress and multifaceted entrepreneur. She started her career with three consecutive platinum-selling albums as a member of the female R&B group, Xscape and would later go on to make history as the first woman ever to receive the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award in the category of rhythm and soul. She owns two successful clothing boutiques, TAGS and TAGS II, and a top-selling iPhone and iPad app called “Kandi Koated Spades.” She is also a member of the highest rated Bravo television show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and was just given her own spin-off “The Kandi Factory” and she is the talk show host of the “Kandi Koated Nights” adult talk radio show, and the owner of an adult toy line named Bedroom Kandi.
Her latest single, “STAY PRAYED UP,” is the No. 1 song on iTunes gospel chart. With “Stay Prayed Up,” Kandi brings to the ma@$$@ an encouraging song that promises a glimmer of light for a world that needs it.
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?