Officially Heard it All: Ray J’s Becoming a Preacher?

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March 14, 2012 ‐ By

Source: Hip Hop Wired

Yes, you read that right; and no, it’s not a joke. Sex-tape-leaking, pick-a-woman-out-of-a-lineup-on-a-reality-tv-show-staring, tell-all-book-writing Ray J may be trading in his secular songs for spiritual hymns. According to sources close to him, Whitney Houston’s death is taking a toll on Ray J so much so that’s he’s considering becoming a preacher.

While this news sounds completely left-field and unfathomable there is slight proof to back it up. On Friday, Ray J held a press conference for the Brotherhood Crusade, a community organization he’s been involved with since the age of 16, and during his speech, Ray J said he’s heard a word from on high.

“God is talking to me,” he said as he talked about keeping a photo of Whitney in his phone and mourning her death. “God is talking to me right now and now is the time for me to listen, and my ears are open.”

I’m not gonna question God, and I know Ray J grew up in the church, but it is so hard to take this man seriously.

Check out his press conference below and tell us what you think. Are we looking at the future Reverend Raymond Norwood?


 

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • Netdandri

    At first I was like yeah right. But then I thought about it, and Ray J’s talked about having preached before. Not as a profession, but he said when he was a teenager he used to preach to his youth ministry. But then he said he would be hanging out with thugs throughout the week, living out 2 different lives.

    If it’s true I hope he is ready to mature all the way, and live out the entire lifestyle. But that’s if this is true. I need to hear it from his mouth first.

  • Gladys

    He’s a hustler and never worked a day in his life so this doesn’t surprise me he’s use to using people especially vulnerable women and churces are filled with that.

  • Gladys

    He’s a hustler and never worked a day in his life so this doesn’t surprise me he’s use to using people especially vulnerable women and churces are filled with that.

  • Ms. Marla

    Praise the Lord at least he knows when God is talking that you better listen. I thank God for the brother and who cares about his past,. God takes the simple to confound the wise.

  • Ms. Marla

    Praise the Lord at least he knows when God is talking that you better listen. I thank God for the brother and who cares about his past,. God takes the simple to confound the wise.

  • Kashbmaryd

    Who’s to say Ray J couldn’t or shouldn’t be a preacher? Aren’t men of the cloth sinners like everyone else? There are preachers right now that are not worthy of the cloth (did that Haggart guy sleep with a male prostitute?). So if Ray J really feels called (and I’m not saying he does), then he should go for it.

  • Kashbmaryd

    Who’s to say Ray J couldn’t or shouldn’t be a preacher? Aren’t men of the cloth sinners like everyone else? There are preachers right now that are not worthy of the cloth (did that Haggart guy sleep with a male prostitute?). So if Ray J really feels called (and I’m not saying he does), then he should go for it.

  • Candacey Doris

    I hope he goes back to Jesus and stops acting the fool…but i  can’t see him as a preacher. I’m trying but…no.

  • Rachael

    I’l believe it when I see it. I think he’s just grieving BUT if you read the bible and learn the background of many of the disciples and revered holy men……you’d be shocked at how God can turn somebody around. So maybe…..just maybe….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1365831663 Minister Bourne

    Never said anything about preaching….. just cause he been through something doesn’t mean that he’s been called to preach. We’ll see though. I hope it’s true….

    • courtney-hi

      +1

    • courtney-hi

      +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/2814brandii Brandii Holloway

    ahhh…  According to sources close to him. :{ lol

    • lebasi

      I hope this isn’t the same source that called CNN minutes after they broke the news of Whitney’s death and claimed that Ray J had found her body!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/2814brandii Brandii Holloway

    Another misleading caption…. please tell me where the child said he was becoming a preacher?  Shame on you for exploiting my need for a quick laugh. ;}~

    • Jolie

      LMBO!!!!

  • Jolie

    Sometimes the people with the most “sordid” pasts are the best ministers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=748385000 Shauna L. Howard

    He never said in the video that he wants to become a preacher, so where did it come from?

    • Stephanie_luke2002

      Thats what I’m saying he didn’t say he wanted to be a preacher….

  • http://twitter.com/Kingdom_Fleur Fleurette McFleury

    oh WOW! Well praise be to Jesus! Amen