Staying Prayed Up Is Working For Kandi, Her New Gospel Single Is #1 on iTunes

February 18, 2013  |  


If you watched the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” last night, you saw Kandi doing something quite out of the ordinary from her usual, “spice up your sex life with some Bedroom Kandi” salesmanship– very out of the ordinary actually. Instead of talking keggle balls and adult toys, Kandi took us to church, surprising everybody, including her own daddy, with her exclamation that she wanted to make a gospel record.

And that’s exactly what she did, inviting famed gospel singer Marvin Sapp to jump on a track she wrote titled, “Stay Prayed Up.” Though Kandi’s father was ecstatic about the song, the way things left off last night, the single seemed a bit… unfinished. But apparently it’s a done deal now as the song is already topping the charts — of iTunes anyway. Kandi just tweeted:

My song with @MarvinSapp Stay Prayed Up is #1 on #itunesgospel music! Thanks everyone for the love & support!

Sounds like staying prayed up is working for the queen of money making. Now as far as her rectifying her dual revenue streams (sex and gospel), which she clearly is/was conflicted about, well she better stay prayed up on that too. Especially considering that she was just defending her right to put out a gospel track on her Instagram page last week.

“On this episode of #RHOA you see part of the gospel song I was working on. 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 sex on #KandiKoatedNights, I have #BedroomKandi, etc… I’m very honest about who I am. My great grand father & my grandfather were Bishops in The Church of God Holiness. I believe in God but I have always struggled with the rules of the church, just like a lot of people. The song “Stay Prayed Up” is like a testimony for me. Hopefully people with a similar struggle can relate. I’m posting the lyrics to the hook… The song clearly states that I’m a sinner. Relates 2 people who believe n God but they’re not perfect christians…The song is my testimony of what I’ve been thru & how I deal with things,” she posted.

What do you think of Kandi’s gospel track?

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  • Sick of Kandi and her sloppy schemes! When she isn’t juggling dildos and pocket p*ssies, she is experimenting with random genres of music. Singing “praise the lord” with anal beads in her a**…SMH!!! Girl, just stick to the bubblegum, ghetto, baby-mama, Tricks R’ Us music. Give them hoes hope.

    • bubbly85

      You should be her best friend, because the statement makes you seem ghetto! I don’t really see Kandi as being ghetto, she’s not rude or outspoken!

    • TK

      So in order to have a relationship with God you have to have a clean soul and lifestyle? Please and let’s not forget that all the folks who are successful weren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone and do something different to make money in business. Why tear someone else down. SMH at that!

  • TK

    The idea and message of the song is great-whether you think she has a great voice or not. There is no music for those of us raised in church and have conflicting values/lifestyles as adults. As far as her having to explain herself-she doesn’t need to. Every sinner has a future and every saint has a past. Keep following your heart Kandi and success will continue to follow.

  • Ms_Mara

    I haven’t heard the finished song yet, but she has just as much right to sing about God as anyone else. If they like it, I love it.

  • it just doesn’t do it for me. I thought Marvin Sapp would have helped but I just don’t like her voice.

  • Do everyone get a free CD with every Kandi Koated gift bag? I’m just wondering.

  • Jud Jud

    Love u Kandi !!! And that’s a beautiful pic . I think the song will be successful when I get a chance ill look it up and listen to it.

  • I hardly ever listen to black gospel anymore. I get way more substance listening to Marvin & Tammy.

  • bluekissess

    Kandi isn’t a very good Singer to me but congratulations. She’s using this show to her advantage

    • I agree. Some songs she sounds good but others not so much. I didnt connect with this one. Sorry Kandi.

    • realadulttalk

      THANK YOU!!! The beginning of RHOA makes me cringe each time I have to hear her sing. OUCH!!! She’s a good writer, but she really needs to leave the singing to those good at it. Your solo cd flopped for a reason Kandi!!!

      • bluekissess

        I think that part is so funny. “OH!” (In my Kandi voice)

    • scandalous7

      omg ive always thought that!