In recent weeks Gospel singer, Erica Campbell has received a lot of unexpected backlash over a promotional picture for her forthcoming solo CD titled “Help.”
The Mary Mary singer posted a photo on her personal Instagram account that caused some members from the Christian community to deemed the pic inappropriate.
“THIS IS NOT OKAY. Yes, you are a beautiful, curvy woman…but NO MA’AM YOU ARE SINGING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. Saints…smh COME ON.”
Campbell responded to critics during an exclusive interview with Essence.com.
“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are,” she said. “I think that young girls shouldn’t only get sexy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. But I am. And I’m cute too.”
Campbell’s lead single “A Little More Jesus” is up for Best Gospel song at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.