Marvin Sapp , Kandi Burruss Duet "Stay Prayed Up" Causing Controversy Amongst Christians

Gil ShalowitzMar 21, 2013 02:35 PM EDT

Gospel artist Marvin Sapp and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss wrote and recorded a duet titled, "Stay Prayed Up" a few months back. Ever since releasing the track, many in the Christian community feel betrayed. Despite a seemingly positive message, many think Kindi Burruss' deviant lifestyle (she sells a line of sex toys and lives with her boyfriend) reflects poorly on Marvin Sapp's Christian values.

Kandi Burruss, who is currently suing Housewives co-star Kim Zolciak for song royalties, took to her blog on Bravo to address the "haters."

"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."

Marvin Sapp responded to issue on his Facebook page. He may have only made one statement, but he sure made it count.

Usually I don't respond to people about things like this however I must this time. The problem with many in the church is 1.) that we major in minors and 2.) ignorant (not well studied) of scripture.

Lets deal with the first, This woman who was an ex R&B singer that sells sex toys and live with her man decided on a show that reaches 10 million viewers per showing (believers and unbelievers) to sing about,,,, Not sex toys, drugs or living with a man but PRAYER!!!!!! and the saints are upset.

The lyric says, "I stay prayed up, that gets me by, that how I made it through my darkest time, see I'm a sinner and thats no lie, but thank God my prayers are heard because he knows I try" Wow!!!!! nothing elicit or comprising about the lyric....

The music industry can be a deep dark place. But if Marvin Sapp and Kandi Burruss' intentions were pure then God will get the glory.

Decide for yourself if "Stay Prayed Up" is a tribute to God or just a seedy gimmick.



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