The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, who formerly sang in the R&B group Xscape, shared her desire to return to her Gospel roots on a recent episode of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Burruss scheduled a recording session with chart-topping Gospel star Marvin Sapp and the two recorded a duet called “Stay Prayed Up.”
The 36-year-old talent explained that she immediately thought of Sapp for the tune because they’ve both experience great loss in recent years. Burruss’ fiancé, Ashley A.J. Jewell was killed in 2009; and Sapp’s wife, Dr. MaLinda Sapp died of colon cancer in 2010.
During their recording session, Burruss attempted to explain her choice to record a gospel song and confessed she anticipated backlash. Sapp, who is the pastor of the Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, told Burruss: “you don’t have to defend who you are!”
In addition to being a mainstream recording artist/songwriter and television personality, Burruss has flexed her entrepreneurial muscles by launching a line of adult intimate products called Bedroom Kandi.
The Atlanta-bred star also hosts a weekly web series called “Kandi Koated Nights,” which is an adult-theme talk show that explores sexuality and relationships.