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