Kandi

The Stay Prayed Up Controversy

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Hello everybody! This week’s episode was the cause of much controversy and debate for me. It all circled around the decision to do my gospel song Stay Prayed Up. I knew when I decided to do it that a lot of people would be shocked, since I often talk about sex, have an adult toy line (Bedroom Kandi), and host a sex and relationships internet show (Kandi Koated Nights). I knew that some people would give me the side eye, but I didn’t know that it would be to this extreme. When the episode prior to this one aired, which first showed me mentioning that I wanted to do a gospel song, I got so many angry tweets. Can you believe a woman actually tweeted me and said, “Bitch you can’t praise my God”? I was like wow… People always said that the worst things to debate or bring up are politics and religion. Well whoever made that statement knew exactly what they were talking about!

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  • Conniekids2001

    Ok Kandi I started out wanting to tell U about how great my daughter is like everyone else. I’m sure all moms with daughters that has any talent thinks their great. But I believe it takes more than a great voice but also a great personality. So why don’t U host a talent show? & U write a hit 4 the most talented. Sort of like Lori Gibsons show. Just let me know & I’ll bring my daughter to audition. Conniekids2001@yahoo.com

  • Conniekids2001

    Ok Kandi I started out wanting to tell U about how great my daughter is like everyone else. I’m sure all moms with daughters that has any talent thinks their great. But I believe it takes more than a great voice but also a great personality. So why don’t U host a talent show? & U write a hit 4 the most talented. Sort of like Lori Gibsons show. Just let me know & I’ll bring my daughter to audition. Conniekids2001@yahoo.com

  • AmItchell427

    HeLlo Kandi I would love to work for u in some type of way. I’m a 29 yr old recovering addict with a 9 yr old daughter. I am very talented but can’t afford to make a demo. I have everything you want in an artist looks I can dance, sing, rap… Everything. I’ve recorded with a lot of wannabes and got no where. I know u are very bust but I would love the opportunity to meet you or one of ur reps in person to prove myself. Amitcbell427@yahoo.com or 706-329-6150

  • AmItchell427

    HeLlo Kandi I would love to work for u in some type of way. I’m a 29 yr old recovering addict with a 9 yr old daughter. I am very talented but can’t afford to make a demo. I have everything you want in an artist looks I can dance, sing, rap… Everything. I’ve recorded with a lot of wannabes and got no where. I know u are very bust but I would love the opportunity to meet you or one of ur reps in person to prove myself. Amitcbell427@yahoo.com or 706-329-6150

  • Terrika Thomas

    Kani i know u dont know me but we’ve came across each other before, i was just star strucked, i tried my best to speak but nothing came out. I’ve loved your music since your younger days. I’ve watched you grow from a cool, laid back teenager to a beautiful woman. I know your busy, but i would love to get at you through email or whatever’s best for you. PLEASE respond at your earliest convience. My email is rikattst03@yahoo.com. i know i have a market that could change & open doors for others!

  • Terrika Thomas

    Kani i know u dont know me but we’ve came across each other before, i was just star strucked, i tried my best to speak but nothing came out. I’ve loved your music since your younger days. I’ve watched you grow from a cool, laid back teenager to a beautiful woman. I know your busy, but i would love to get at you through email or whatever’s best for you. PLEASE respond at your earliest convience. My email is rikattst03@yahoo.com. i know i have a market that could change & open doors for others!

  • Shatya11

    Hello Kandi I love you on Housewives you are the best your spirit is so real but my daughter loves singing and I would like to know is there a way she can get on your label as an artist my email is shatya11@gmail.com

  • Shatya11

    Hello Kandi I love you on Housewives you are the best your spirit is so real but my daughter loves singing and I would like to know is there a way she can get on your label as an artist my email is shatya11@gmail.com

  • Kim

    Kandi! You are the best! Love your music and your spirit!

    -Kim

  • Kim

    Kandi! You are the best! Love your music and your spirit!

    -Kim

  • Sheneeka

    Kandi, keep it real girl!!! I love u

  • Sheneeka

    Kandi, keep it real girl!!! I love u

  • Chrishelle Terrell

    Hey kandi! My name is chrishelle Terrell. I live here in Birmingham, al. I’m both a student and work at the nearby hospital. I know you get this all the time and I don’t wanna come too aggressive when I say that I would love to come and sing for you. I have always love to sing and far back as I can remember. And I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t told me I can’t. My only problem is that I need a little molding. My only request is that you listen. My email is chrishellet@aol.com. I want to just send you a cover i did for lauyrn hill. If you dont like it, ignore it. However!!….if you do please get at me cause I’m not far from you at all. I got a heart of gold. And I’m willing to do what I gotta do. So please get at me you won’t be sorry.

  • Chrishelle Terrell

    Hey kandi! My name is chrishelle Terrell. I live here in Birmingham, al. I’m both a student and work at the nearby hospital. I know you get this all the time and I don’t wanna come too aggressive when I say that I would love to come and sing for you. I have always love to sing and far back as I can remember. And I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t told me I can’t. My only problem is that I need a little molding. My only request is that you listen. My email is chrishellet@aol.com. I want to just send you a cover i did for lauyrn hill. If you dont like it, ignore it. However!!….if you do please get at me cause I’m not far from you at all. I got a heart of gold. And I’m willing to do what I gotta do. So please get at me you won’t be sorry.

  • Carlala1

    Hey Kandi! My name is Carla. I saw you on the Wendy Williams show and heard you talk about your new reality show coming soon, where you will be working with “wanna be” artists to make there dream come true as a star in the music business. Can you tell me when this will materialize and I can audition for the show? I really hope you will include a category for age 50 and older. There are sooo many of us in that age group who are very beautiful and very talented but just need a chance to prove that we have what it takes to succeed in this business with the proper support. I believe with all my heart that this could be a nitch for someone smart and business savvy like yourself and it would give those of us who have tried to make it in this business a chance to capitalize on opportunities that are available now that weren’t available to some of us before. I believe this could be the next “big thing” for this business and it could break the stereotype that has been part of this business, that if you’re past a certain age, you no longer have what it takes capture, appeal to or keep an audience. Things/life has changed. Some of us in our 50s look better and have more sex appeal than a lot of acts that are out there now! Not only that, there is a matureness that comes with being 50 and older. This could be the next big thing and it could be a “Platinum” venture!!! I would love to be your new found platinum discovery! Please respond to this message at carlala1@netzero.net or call me at 720-232-5503. God Bless You in all your ventures!!!

  • Carlala1

    Hey Kandi! My name is Carla. I saw you on the Wendy Williams show and heard you talk about your new reality show coming soon, where you will be working with “wanna be” artists to make there dream come true as a star in the music business. Can you tell me when this will materialize and I can audition for the show? I really hope you will include a category for age 50 and older. There are sooo many of us in that age group who are very beautiful and very talented but just need a chance to prove that we have what it takes to succeed in this business with the proper support. I believe with all my heart that this could be a nitch for someone smart and business savvy like yourself and it would give those of us who have tried to make it in this business a chance to capitalize on opportunities that are available now that weren’t available to some of us before. I believe this could be the next “big thing” for this business and it could break the stereotype that has been part of this business, that if you’re past a certain age, you no longer have what it takes capture, appeal to or keep an audience. Things/life has changed. Some of us in our 50s look better and have more sex appeal than a lot of acts that are out there now! Not only that, there is a matureness that comes with being 50 and older. This could be the next big thing and it could be a “Platinum” venture!!! I would love to be your new found platinum discovery! Please respond to this message at carlala1@netzero.net or call me at 720-232-5503. God Bless You in all your ventures!!!

  • Karman2387

    Hi. I have song that i would like you to hear

  • Karman2387

    Hi. I have song that i would like you to hear

  • Arnicecross32

    Hello Kandi,
    I have been a fan of yours since u were in the group. I really admire all u do and what u have accomplished. I am a single mom and understand u in so many ways. I hope too one have a chance too meet you and sit down and talk with you.
    Ericka – arnicecross32@yahoo.com

  • Honeyblessed Mahadeo

    I’m new to this Kandi but I live in Toronto and would love to do business with you even if it’s sales with your toys…. I’m a single mom that is wanting to do more then just work 9 to 5 I assume you can see my email address to respond…. I look forward on hearing from you or your people

    Your friend honeybless

    PS love your style

  • Honeyblessed Mahadeo

    I’m new to this Kandi but I live in Toronto and would love to do business with you even if it’s sales with your toys…. I’m a single mom that is wanting to do more then just work 9 to 5 I assume you can see my email address to respond…. I look forward on hearing from you or your people

    Your friend honeybless

    PS love your style

  • Cjmartin117

    Keep up the good work and i love you 😀 and my name is cj from the westside of Atlanta

  • Karmelsexyandsweet

    Work with rappers an singers kandi. Whats wrong with more money!! I have my own studio so if you recieve this leave me a message at my email. Trust me I can be in atlanta in 4 hrs.

  • Karmelsexyandsweet

    Work with rappers an singers kandi. Whats wrong with more money!! I have my own studio so if you recieve this leave me a message at my email. Trust me I can be in atlanta in 4 hrs.

  • Karmelsexyandsweet

    Email karmelsexyandsweet@yahoo.com. Let me know if your interested in a rapper/singer/songwriter.

  • Aleahmiraclebaby

    Heylo Kand!! I’m Aleah and I’m 15 in a half. I live in Richmond hill, ga. And I wanted to say that I love u and that u have a good kind heart. 🙂 Also I wanted to say that I’m kind of talented but needs help with it. Think u could help me? My email is aleahmiraclebaby@yahoo.com

  • Claudia Smith20

    I look at you and see someone who has a heart that is kind and caring. Your ambition is unmatched and worthy of praise. Not many people make it to my “good persons” list, but you are one of the few. Please continue doing what you do, inspiring those around you and those who watch you from afar to be just as ambitious in their endeavors.

  • Claudia Smith20

    I look at you and see someone who has a heart that is kind and caring. Your ambition is unmatched and worthy of praise. Not many people make it to my “good persons” list, but you are one of the few. Please continue doing what you do, inspiring those around you and those who watch you from afar to be just as ambitious in their endeavors.

  • Kittyhateyou

    Hey kandi I am from the Bahmas and I just want you to know you are a blessing to Alot of black woman. May god always bless you and your family. By the way I have a daughter she is nine also I am a single mother so I know how hard you work to keep it together. My daughter is 5 foot at nine year old !

  • Kittyhateyou

    Hey kandi I am from the Bahmas and I just want you to know you are a blessing to Alot of black woman. May god always bless you and your family. By the way I have a daughter she is nine also I am a single mother so I know how hard you work to keep it together. My daughter is 5 foot at nine year old !

  • Tsidkenu2@gmail.com

    Kandi, Mr.VINCENT P. MOORE. IM YOUR BIGGEST FAN HERE IN LOUISVILLE KY. BABY GIRL YOU ARE SO FINE I WISH I COULD JUST SET IN YOUR PRESENCE. I ADORE YOU SUGAR, DONT ALLOW NO ONE TO MAKE U STOOP TO THEIR ENVY.I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON JUST ONCE. 502+593:9372;; EMAIL, TSIDKENU2@gmail.com. CALL ME UP PLEASE, OR SEND ME A FEW LINES. PEACE.. VINCENT.

  • Tsidkenu2@gmail.com

    Kandi, Mr.VINCENT P. MOORE. IM YOUR BIGGEST FAN HERE IN LOUISVILLE KY. BABY GIRL YOU ARE SO FINE I WISH I COULD JUST SET IN YOUR PRESENCE. I ADORE YOU SUGAR, DONT ALLOW NO ONE TO MAKE U STOOP TO THEIR ENVY.I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON JUST ONCE. 502+593:9372;; EMAIL, TSIDKENU2@gmail.com. CALL ME UP PLEASE, OR SEND ME A FEW LINES. PEACE.. VINCENT.

  • Cheyenne Covington

    HiKandi,im cheyennecovington im a single mother of five,and I feel we are one in the same I had a step dad and he love me so much for me not to be his real daughter,ive watched on house wives and loved you in exscape I used to say thats goinv to me one day,I admire everything youve done and seeing you on the show made me realize this can happin for me,music is my passion I just want one shot I live and breath this,I have 4 kids that are on disability its hard to not have the finances for all five you kno and I would love be able to I saw your new show the Kandi factory and would love to be on the show,you just inspire me so much to be the singer I kno I can be ,ive had so many people put me down cause I have kids mom loves me but is not encourging and ive been through so much im moma and daddy so .I just pray it happins for me one day.stay prayed you doing Kandi im so excited for you.

  • Cheyenne Covington

    HiKandi,im cheyennecovington im a single mother of five,and I feel we are one in the same I had a step dad and he love me so much for me not to be his real daughter,ive watched on house wives and loved you in exscape I used to say thats goinv to me one day,I admire everything youve done and seeing you on the show made me realize this can happin for me,music is my passion I just want one shot I live and breath this,I have 4 kids that are on disability its hard to not have the finances for all five you kno and I would love be able to I saw your new show the Kandi factory and would love to be on the show,you just inspire me so much to be the singer I kno I can be ,ive had so many people put me down cause I have kids mom loves me but is not encourging and ive been through so much im moma and daddy so .I just pray it happins for me one day.stay prayed you doing Kandi im so excited for you.

  • Camrinclayton

    Dear kandi I know you heard a lot from other about lots of talent, hopefully you’ll truly look into this, my name is Camrin. I love to sing an dance I have a small group of two including me. The other Girl is Gillian. We are both 13 and very respectful. If you could possibly reach me at camrinclayton@yahoo.com I’ll show you what were mad of.

  • Camrinclayton

    Dear kandi I know you heard a lot from other about lots of talent, hopefully you’ll truly look into this, my name is Camrin. I love to sing an dance I have a small group of two including me. The other Girl is Gillian. We are both 13 and very respectful. If you could possibly reach me at camrinclayton@yahoo.com I’ll show you what were mad of.

  • Chrisfowlerrealtor

    Hi Kandi,
    I’ve been a big fan of yours since you were with X-scape! You are a Wonderful Mother, business woman,& role model! I need your help! I know you would support your daughter to make her dreams come true and that’s what I’m trying to do with my daughter! Zahria is 14 and has one of the prettiest voices! She has some videos on you-tube and wants to be a singer and song writter just like You! I’ve tried to reach out to you but couldn’t get through. I understand you are busy, however please take a few minutes to contact me via e-mail: chrisfowlerrealtor@gmail.com so you can meet my daughter. I don’t want her to give up& get discouraged. You are real down to earth and like to help people, that’s what I told my daughter about you so
    Please help her dream come true. We would really appriciate it! Thank You and God Bless,
    Chris Fowler

  • Chrisfowlerrealtor

    Hi Kandi,
    I’ve been a big fan of yours since you were with X-scape! You are a Wonderful Mother, business woman,& role model! I need your help! I know you would support your daughter to make her dreams come true and that’s what I’m trying to do with my daughter! Zahria is 14 and has one of the prettiest voices! She has some videos on you-tube and wants to be a singer and song writter just like You! I’ve tried to reach out to you but couldn’t get through. I understand you are busy, however please take a few minutes to contact me via e-mail: chrisfowlerrealtor@gmail.com so you can meet my daughter. I don’t want her to give up& get discouraged. You are real down to earth and like to help people, that’s what I told my daughter about you so
    Please help her dream come true. We would really appriciate it! Thank You and God Bless,
    Chris Fowler

  • Shakela Montgomery

    Plse contact me at via email shakela.montgomery im want to sell your adult line of toys b4 I go n start under someone esle thanks love

  • Shakela Montgomery

    Plse contact me at via email shakela.montgomery im want to sell your adult line of toys b4 I go n start under someone esle thanks love

  • joseph hurst

    Hi kandi I’m a young artist trying to get rocognized, I’m very serious about my future in the music business. My idols are trey songs, jeremiah and neyo. I’m lookin forward to you helping me

  • joseph hurst

    Hi kandi I’m a young artist trying to get rocognized, I’m very serious about my future in the music business. My idols are trey songs, jeremiah and neyo. I’m lookin forward to you helping me

  • Yungdude74

    Hi Kandi, my name is Corey Buchanan. I have a very talented little 11 year old sister and she can sing her lings out. I know you get alot of these messages but I think you may enjoy this. Will you be able to take a little time out of your schedule to listen and watch her on YouTube. Her name is Kenya Imani Barnes. Key in “you better sing girls 11 year old girls”…@ YouTube…check it put…you can get back at me…yungdude74@yahoo.com

  • Yungdude74

    Hi Kandi, my name is Corey Buchanan. I have a very talented little 11 year old sister and she can sing her lings out. I know you get alot of these messages but I think you may enjoy this. Will you be able to take a little time out of your schedule to listen and watch her on YouTube. Her name is Kenya Imani Barnes. Key in “you better sing girls 11 year old girls”…@ YouTube…check it put…you can get back at me…yungdude74@yahoo.com

  • Drea

    Hello Kandi I am searching for employment & is wondering if you need a personal assistant or admin person. If so please contact me through google 678-680-8560 or email airby80@gmail.com thank you

    • Duh

      How can you be a personal assistant if you do t even know proper grammar?? Smh NO!!

  • Drea

    Hello Kandi I am searching for employment & is wondering if you need a personal assistant or admin person. If so please contact me through google 678-680-8560 or email airby80@gmail.com thank you

  • Kandi keep doing what you do. You are one of the realest chicks I know. Been a fan since Escape and I love you still! God bless!

  • Kandi keep doing what you do. You are one of the realest chicks I know. Been a fan since Escape and I love you still! God bless!

  • niecy

    Hi kandi were do i go to order the famous toys

  • niecy

    Hi kandi were do i go to order the famous toys

  • Latasha Sylvester

    Kandi your great! I saw you in Michigan a year and half ago. I sat close to you before you performed. I saw in the news that your getting married and you want a moist beautiful cake. I would love to get my 15 mins of fame. I’ve been making cakes for 10 years. Devine Desserts is my business name. http://www.devinedessertsllc.com or Facebook has a lot of cake pictures , its under Latasha Sylvester. You won’t be disappointed. I’ll fly in for a tasting.

  • Jenifer Nutzmann

    Kandi.Hi I’mm Howard’s Seibel.I wrote “Color Blind” it’s on radioairplay.com the artist is “Jazze” (my girlfriend) It’s getting played worldwideI need a record label for distribution.Take a listen see what you think
    Wer’e making a club mix to. Howard_Seibel@yahoo.com hstunes1962@gmail.com 213-864-8454
    I Thanks Jen loves the Housewives.

  • Jenifer Nutzmann

    Kandi.Hi I’mm Howard’s Seibel.I wrote “Color Blind” it’s on radioairplay.com the artist is “Jazze” (my girlfriend) It’s getting played worldwideI need a record label for distribution.Take a listen see what you think
    Wer’e making a club mix to. Howard_Seibel@yahoo.com hstunes1962@gmail.com 213-864-8454
    I Thanks Jen loves the Housewives.

  • Matyra Ann Herring

    I don’t even know how to start off this message.I’m not only looking for my time to shine or anything I also just want to tell u I am your #1 fan and I hope and pray it won’t be long until I get big myself but when I do I want u to look back at this comment and know that this was me…I’ve dreamed my whole life to meet u and I will not rest until I do…u are amazing and one of this dayz I hope to be just like u and fufill every dream in my book…<3

  • Lite da sky

    Hey kandi was told you may be looking for artist please check me out on YouTube or soundcloud http://m.youtube.com/user/chasitym2304 lite da sky

  • Lite da sky

    Hey kandi was told you may be looking for artist please check me out on YouTube or soundcloud http://m.youtube.com/user/chasitym2304 lite da sky

  • tammy

    Hey Kandi, I so enjoy your shows and most importantly I really have been wanting you to meet this young man named Edison Zheng.Edison has a natural ability in music and has recorded some songs on you tube. His mom never ever tells him him what a nice young man she has raised and how proud she is of him. He has confidence in music.I am not one of those kooks that is just trying to contact you.I have watched you enough to know you appreciate true musically inspired people. You tube him Edison Zheng. That is his home recordings. He lives in Centre Alabama, which is two hours from you. please listen to him then call me.

  • tammy

    Hey Kandi, I so enjoy your shows and most importantly I really have been wanting you to meet this young man named Edison Zheng.Edison has a natural ability in music and has recorded some songs on you tube. His mom never ever tells him him what a nice young man she has raised and how proud she is of him. He has confidence in music.I am not one of those kooks that is just trying to contact you.I have watched you enough to know you appreciate true musically inspired people. You tube him Edison Zheng. That is his home recordings. He lives in Centre Alabama, which is two hours from you. please listen to him then call me.

  • Do your Thing. Sister !
    Ant Nobody on your side but
    Mrs. Parks
    those. other. B are. Fake !
    And. Haters .
    Nene has no reason to disliked you .
    Does. anyone have a Grammy
    raise. your hand .
    And. you don’t have tell anyone how much
    Money you have .
    You can. always tell a country B!

  • Do your Thing. Sister !
    Ant Nobody on your side but
    Mrs. Parks
    those. other. B are. Fake !
    And. Haters .
    Nene has no reason to disliked you .
    Does. anyone have a Grammy
    raise. your hand .
    And. you don’t have tell anyone how much
    Money you have .
    You can. always tell a country B!

  • ASW

    Prayed Up is a great song Kandi and keep doing what you do best, everything!

  • ASW

    Prayed Up is a great song Kandi and keep doing what you do best, everything!

  • Sharron

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    Prayed Up is a great song Kandi and keep doing what you do best, everything!

  • It is a beautiful song and I get what you are saying like God says come as you are. People will judge you no matter what you do. Be you and keep your head up.

  • I THINK YOUR SONG PRAYED UP IS VERY BEAUTIFUL. IT SOUNDED KINDA LIKE YOUR PERSONAL ANTHEM. WHEN YOU FIRST SAID YOU WERE GONNA DO IT I WAS THRILLED SO GLAD YOU DID & DIDN’T LET HATEFUL UNKIND CLOSED MINDED PEOPLE STOP YOU.

  • sistl

    What you can’t see is the problem. Look at it this way, do you ask God to bless your financial endeavors? Do you think He would approve? Praying is about a relationship with God, not a nod to the peanut gallery. Do you understand? Honoring God is a Life choice, not a special event. To achieve God’s blessing, you must include Him in all aspects of your life, including the creative process with honor and humility. That’s all, that’s it.

  • deborah

    what is the problem any time and any one who lefts up the name of God is good with me, and people need to remember judge not lest you be judged if not judging yourself then don’t judge no body else, kandi keep it moving lady you doing just fine girl !!!

  • deborah

    what is the problem any time and any one who lefts up the name of God is good with me, and people need to remember judge not lest you be judged if not judging yourself then don’t judge no body else, kandi keep it moving lady you doing just fine girl !!!

  • deborah

    how do you have a controversy about praising God explain that to me!!!!! oh I forgot the religious people they trip all the time

  • deborah

    how do you have a controversy about praising God explain that to me!!!!! oh I forgot the religious people they trip all the time