Erica Campbell Defends New Collaboration with K Michelle Amid Backlash from Gospel Community


Erica Campbell Defends New Collaboration with K Michelle Amid Backlash from Gospel Community

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Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell is attempting to make a name for herself as a solo Gospel artist, but she’s been the target of backlash a couple of times because some critics in the Christian community feel she’s a bit too secular with her musical taste and even her fashion choices.

The last time Erica was slammed on social media, it was for her wearing a curves hugging dress for her album promotional photos.

And now some folks aren’t happy about her upcoming collaboration with K Michelle.

The Christian Mail writes:

K. Michelle took to Instagram to announce that she would possibly be working on a remix to a song with Erica Campbell.

Gospel singer Erica Campbell made it clear that money is not her motivation for trying new things after she received some backlash about the news that she may be working with boisterous R&B singer and reality television star K. Michelle.

Campbell, 43, who recently won a Grammy as a solo singer, posted a cryptic message following questions from her fans about the news that she could be working with 31-year-old Michelle whose real name is Kimberly Pate.

“I chase purpose not paper,” noted Campbell in an Instagram post in which she talked about glorifying God in unorthodox ways.

“I’m always looking for an opportunity to let God shine! I’m always gonna step outside the box people try and put me in,” Campbell wrote in the cryptic Instagram caption. “Everybody isn’t gonna come to church we have to go get them! And I take the Lord with me everywhere I go… #purpose #ItakecareofGodsbusiness #Godtakescareofmine.”

Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.


  1. Nicole

    June 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    It’s not that serious. I’m sure the song will be hot.

  2. Anonymous

    June 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Huh Mary Mary been on the secular Gospel tip.

  3. Yoshi

    June 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Faux outrage.

  4. Gabriella

    June 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Erica absolutely gets on my nerves and I can’t stand that song I Luh God. I have no problem with her collaboration with K I’m just not feeling Erica she seems very unauthentic trying to push this trap gospel.

    • Veronica

      June 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Trap Gospel…lol I got to use that one

      • Gabriella

        June 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm

        Well thats what people on instagram is calling the song lol

    • Cecelia

      June 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Come on Satan! lighten up on the hate!!!

      • Seriously?

        June 5, 2015 at 7:16 pm

        *blank stare*

      • Gabriella

        June 5, 2015 at 7:36 pm

        Hate girl please I don’t like her and that song sucks to me which is my opinion if that means I’m satan in your delusional little mind I’ll be that.

      •  julyol1972

        June 5, 2015 at 7:43 pm

        Wow! You got Satan from that observation? Talk about reaching!

  5. Anonymous

    June 5, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    K Michelle needs God in her life as much as possible. I approve.

  6. Queen

    June 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t get the belief that if a person sings Gospel, they can’t ever sing R&B and vice versa. You can sing any genre you wish.

  7. Kimberly

    June 5, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    So I’m guessing the ones mad are perfect Christians who don’t sin? Child please.

  8. Jasmine

    June 5, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Blah…I’m excited to hear this.

  9. QueenAshJo

    June 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I bet it’s going to be HOT tho. The woman can’t help that she is curvy. Sheesh!

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