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“At Night It Gets Tight”: That Time Deitrick Haddon Warned Our Editor Not To Give Into The Flesh Like He Did
If there's one word to describe Deitrick Haddon it would be a "character." The singer-songwriter, preacher, and reality star has never left us without a dry eye from laughing and his latest trip to the office was no different.
Stopping by to chat about his new album Masterpiece, Haddon had us talking about some of everything, from Fix My Choir and Preachers of LA to purity papers and not waiting too long to get married because "at night it gets tight." Yes saints, you read that right.
Check out our convo with the good preacher up top as he warns our engaged editor not to give in to the flesh like he did and explains why he hopes Fix My Choir doesn't return. Thoughts?
Deitrick Haddon is a hilarious man, but two things he doesn’t play about are God and music — and we appreciate him for that. And the preacher, singer, songwriter, producer, reality star, and actor is keeping the journey of faith real in the first single off of his upcoming album, which he chose to debut digitally with MadameNoire.
Finding strength in how God never stopped believing in him, Deitrick asks the Lord, “Restore Me Again” in this new track which is full of the falsetto perfection we’ve come to love Pastor Haddon for. If the rest of his new album sounds like this, we are more than here for it. Take a listen to the track above and Preorder the single before it officially drops on iTunes here.
Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) has announced the signing of award-winning gospel singer turned reality star Deitrick Haddon. Also known for his hit producing and song-writing skills, Haddon has launched a new partnership with eOne with his DHVisions record label, which is associated with Relevé Entertainment.
The partnership between the three will allow Haddon, Relevé and eOne to release and produce Christian television and film content, as well. Of the new partnership, Phil Thornton who serves as eOne Musice Vice President and General Manager of Urban Inspirational, said: “At eOne Music, we are excited to partner with the critically-acclaimed, award-winning superstar Deitrick Haddon in forming this new label partnership DHVisions, as he returns to produce the music his fans worldwide have always loved. Deitrick’s multi-faceted talents and the dynamic gifts that he’s brought to every project have made him an undeniable visionary artist, and we look forward to breaking new creative ground together in the field of gospel entertainment.”
Dr. Holly Carter, the CEO and founder of Relevé Entertainment added: “As Deitrick’s manager and partner in his entertainment endeavors, I knew he had to have the right partner. What Phil and his team at eOne have done and continue to do in gospel and entertainment overall makes this a perfect match. I am excited about the future.” Haddon shared his feelings about eOn, stating he and eOne have the same vision and goals for the future of gospel music.
eOne Music is noted for having acclaimed gospel artists on their roster such as Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark-Cole, William McDowell and Michelle Williams to name a few.
Last November, Haddon addressed the rumors of him losing his RCA record deal with MadameNoire. Though people thought RCA Records released him from the label because of his role on “Preacher’s Of LA.” Despite this claim, Haddon noted he wanted to explore new ventures and didn’t resign with RCA because he spent 12 years on their label. Below, you can watch his entire interview with Michelle Williams.
Congratulations to Deitrick on his new label and partnerships.
On October 23, MadameNoire hosted an evening of cocktails and choir music at the Blue Water Grill in NYC promoting Oxygen’s latest reality show, “Fix My Choir.” Stars of the series, Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon, were in attendance along with 80 industry professionals and influencers who were treated to a special sneak peek of the show as well as live music from the former Destiny’s Child member and Deitrick’s choir LXW. Our very own Associate Editor Victoria Uwumarogie served as the hostess for the evening. Check out the pics of the great night below!
Don’t forget to tune into “Fix My Choir” tonight at 10/9c PM on Oxygen.
Associate Editor Victoria Uwumarogie welcomes guests.
Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at Oxygen (and MadameNoire fan), greets attendees.
Victoria interviews Deitrick and Michelle about singing in church choirs growing up and their experience taping “Fix My Choir.”
A quick, impromptu rendition of the “Fix My Choir” theme song to get us started.
Michelle sings her hit single “Say Yes” for the crowd.
Deitrick and the LXW choir get the crowd moving.
Michelle Williams’ backup singers pose for the cameras.
Deitrick and Michelle’s singers pose together.
The Grio Entertainment Editor Chris Witherspoon and guest.
Moguldom Producer Raven Carter, Moguldom Integrated Marketing Solutions Director Deveter Brown, and guest.
Guests pose on the red carpet.
MadameNoire Editors Lauren Fox, Brande Victorian, Tonya Garcia, Victoria Uwumarogie, and Veronica Wells.
In the upcoming months, Oxygen Media will be premiering “Fix My Choir,” an uplifting series, in which several struggling choirs are mentored by gospel powerhouses Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams. The Senior Vice President of Oxygen Media, Rod Aissa, says of the series:
“A great choir has the potential to inspire communities and uplift people everywhere. Viewers will witness Deitrick and Michelle breathes new life into choirs that have lost their way in ‘Fix My Choir,’ culminating with unforgettable performances that will bring the house down.”
Viewers can expect to witness Deitrick and Michelle to travel to various hometowns of struggling choirs. Not only will each choir learn how to harmonize vocally but they will also adapt better communication skills to be effective team players in their individual choirs. Deitrick believes the show’s purpose will give mainstream America insight on church culture: “The choir represents family, unity and team work,” he said. “It’s an honor to be a part of introducing the choir culture to the world with ‘Fix My Choir.’”
Below you can preview the “Fix My Choir” promo! “Fix My Choir” will air November 5th at 10 p.m. EST
So apparently it’s Deitrick Haddon’s turn to clap back. A few months ago, we told you that his’ ex-wife, Damita, broke her silence regarding their split and him stepping out on her. Now, he’s back to speaking about their split again as well. For one, he says that just one year in his marriage to his current wife, Domonique, has been “more successful” than the 14 years he spent with Damita.
“We just had our one year anniversary on July 20 and it has been amazing. I think I’m bringing experience because I was married for 14 years,” he told CocoaFab. “It has been more successful than being married to my ex. If me and Dominique didn’t work today after one year I would still say I had a successful marriage that was better than my last situation. That’s tough, but it’s the truth. I’m gonna leave it at that.”
He also commented on Damita’s recent decision to speak on their split.
“She absolutely has a right to speak on her situation. We were married for years so she has a right to speak on it. I don’t necessarily agree with half of it but here it is. There are three sides to every story. There’s my side, your side, and there’s the actual truth. All I can say is that Deitrick does not lie,” he said.
“I realize I don’t have to tell anybody out there my business so if I speak something it’s flat out true. I really don’t speak on her. I let her talk and say what she wants to say. I congratulate on her marriage. I wish her well and wish her blessing in her new marriage and pray we don’t make the same mistakes. I know I’m working hard on not making the same mistakes. It could be because I’m older. We were too young. I’m older and I’m bringing in a lot of wisdom from bad decision making and a lot of stuff I did and I’m coming in more solid and more mature than I was before.”
“As far as all the stuff she said, at the end of the day, it’s her life and I have always spoken what I have spoken. We should move on. Everybody should move on. I knew she was going to speak. I wish she would have spoken way sooner. That would have kept me from having to speak,” he continued.
The “Preachers Of LA” star concluded by saying that when he first heard about Damita’s recent interview, he thought about two things: his wife and two children.
“I got a bunch of kids and I was listening to that interview like, ‘Oh Lord!’ I’m so far removed from all that stuff,” he said. “I got these babies over here screaming and I got a whole new life. New wife and everything.”
Deitrick Haddon’s Ex-Wife Says He Impregnated Current Wife While He Was Still Married To Her: ‘Nobody’s Stupid’
A few years ago, the gospel music world was shocked to learn that Deitrick Haddon and his wife of 15 years, Damita, had quietly divorced and that Deitrick was expecting a child with his current wife, Domonique. Most folks assumed that there was some funny business going on behind the scenes and that there was a lot more to the story. Now, Damita, who has been rather quiet regarding the split, is speaking out. For starters, the recently remarried gospel singer says that her ex-husband definitely impregnated his current wife, Domonique, while they were still married. According to Damita, Deitrick picked up and left her almost immediately after the death of her mother.
“Nobody’s stupid,” Damita told Path MEGAzine of Deitrick’s questionable timeline of events. “Especially people who have been married before or been in relationships. The process of divorce takes time. If I was going through anything in our marriage and nothing was wrong in our marriage—I’m just putting that out there—we we’re bickering there was no infidelity. We were happily and successfully pastoring in Detroit.”
“He left in the Month of June, around the BET Celebration of Gospel, I believe,” she added. “He left two days after I buried my mom. Until that day, what ever issues or arguments or beef that we had like marriages do, had been squashed after my mom died. I wasn’t under the impression that he was going anywhere but two days after I buried my mom he left. Next thing I know there’s somebody pregnant. That just doesn’t add up, you don’t sleep with a random person and get her pregnant.”
Damita went on to speculate that because of the timeline, she has no choice but to believe that Deitrick had been carrying on an affair with Domonique way before he decided to leave.
“I had been married for 15 years and I don’t know who she is so obviously there was something going on. Anybody’s that been married, male or female—and you don’t know this other person, then obviously there was something going on while you were married—this was a strange young girl, it doesn’t add up when you do the math.”
While Deitrick initially told his congregation that there was no infidelity on his part and that he and Damita were separated, the “No Turning Back” singer says his stories simply did not add up.
“As a woman, we have intuition. I was trying to figure out I said ‘what would make a man leave all this; leave his church, leave his wife?’ I didn’t know at that time but something in me said ‘somebody’s pregnant.’ In December of 2011, I got the confirmation that somebody was pregnant. That just does not happen in the amount of time. But be that as it may, I knew it was the pressure of him knowing that he made this mistake and he didn’t know how to handle it. So the best thing to do is to retreat and to run and to hide. To give into the shame and embarrassment of what had happened and the best thing to do is to throw me under the bus because he’s getting all the flack for it.”
Thankfully, Damita’s story does come with a happy ending. Earlier this year, she married photographer Reuben Chandler.
While millions of folks watched “Preachers of LA” religiously there were many more who took issue with the show, claiming they didn’t want to see preachers behaving so messily. But where there’s drama there are viewers and so the Oxygen show is gearing up for a second season.
The preachers Clarence McClendon, Jay Haizlip, Noel Jones, Ron Gibson and Wayne Chaney will return to the show, picking up right where their lives left off with Deitrick Haddon.
Haddon, who serves as one of the executive producers of the show spoke to theJasmineBRAND.com about the reason the show is returning even after all of the controversy and what made Haddon come up with this idea in the first place.
Check out excerpts from their red carpet interview and then watch the video below.
What triggered the idea initially and what we can expect in the second season?
“Preachers of LA” is big you know–the idea came to me when I was in a rough place and I was like, ‘People will never know the truth about what I’ve gone through’. And the thing, it hit me, ‘You need to do a reality show’. And just be real about it…It was hard to find other preachers that were willing to be that transparent, but we found ‘em. Season 2–their gon’ turn it up to another level. We’re already shooting scenes that are gonna be crazy.
Why the show will return despite criticism?
We tried to get away from from it man, because we had so much negative talk about it across the country. But the people demanded that we come back because there’s a crowd. There’s millions of people that want to know the flip side of ministry. What it really means to be a human being, with such a high calling. A lot of times when you’re being a human being, you’re gonna fall short. And uh, that’s what the show’s all about, being transparent.
Check out Deitrick as he talks about his concerns for the new cast on the spinoff show and whether or not the franchise will expand to other cities in the video below.
Everybody talks about what a bad look reality TV is for black women, but let’s not act like these characters do black men any favors. Here’s are list of the 13 most trifln’ men on reality TV — from worst to least worst, and in that order. Let us know if you agree with our picks.
1. Stevie J
Stevie J needs no introduction. We’re all familiar with his antics and how he manages to get away with the unbelievable. Stevie never answers questions and Joseline and Mimi still love him all the same. Stevie J invented the trifling reality TV manbook and for that he deserves the number one spot.
We told you last week about Bishop T.D. Jakes speaking to his ministry at the Potter’s House in Dallas and basically rebuking Preachers of LA, going as far to call the program “junk.” Here’s a little bit more from his remarks if you missed them:
“Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for. I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave.
You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie! I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Seems that the men of God on the program disagree, especially Deitrick Haddon, who is not only a cast member but a producer of Preachers of LA. As someone who looks up to Bishop Jakes, Haddon said he was “shocked” by the leader’s words, especially considering that Jakes has found different, unique ways to share the gospel. In Haddon’s mind, that’s all that Preachers of LA is trying to do–share the gospel in a different way…that just happens to be on TV. Haddon called in to PRAISE 102.5 to share his own opinions in reference to Bishop Jakes’ comments:
“I have the absolute utmost respect for Bishop T.D. Jakes and what he represents. I considered him one of our generals in this generation.
I was a bit taken back and shocked when I saw his view on the show, being that he’s a forefather in unorthodox, unconventional methods of sharing the Gospel, whether it be through MegaFest or partnering with comedians or Oprah.”
Seeing that Haddon used the past tense to refer to Bishop Jakes as being one of the “generals in our generation,” I think it’s safe to say that he’s a little perturbed with the harsh criticism. But I think all this controversy will find a way to bring more eyes to the show sooner or later, which is exactly what Haddon and the folks at Oxygen want.
What do you think of his response to Bishop Jakes?