Kelly Price Catches Hell For Performing "As We Lay" At Gospel Event
Singer defends herself in "church bigotry" rant.
Talk about a tough crowd.
Kelly Price caught hell for performing "Ass We Lay" at the Indiana Black Expo’s Gospel Explosion in Indianapolis, Indiana Sunday (July 17).
In her defense, she apparently didn't know that she would be singing for a gospel crowd.
Kelly Price performs 'As We Lay' at the Indiana Black Expo Gospel Showcase 2016 pic.twitter.com/KxGy8cpSIs
— Angry Man (@AngryBlkManDC) July 18, 2016
The audience wasn't exactly comfortable with the song choice, likely because "As We Lay" is about the afterglow of adultery. Meanwhile, Price wasn't happy with the way she was treated:
— Kelly Price (@KellyPrice4Real) July 17, 2016
Clearly still heated, Price recorded a "church bigotry" rant after the show. “I had a very, very disheartening experience,” she said on Instagram Sunday. “I was asked to do my music -- not my gospel music, but my music -- which is what I did. After I got off the stage, the lady who was the MC followed behind me and felt it necessary to make some comments that I guess indicated to a degree that my performance was not appropriate.”
She obviously wasn’t feeling the woman’s response.
“I was on stage because I was invited," she pointed out. "I didn’t run on the stage and decide that I was going to perform because I felt like it. I think this type of ignorance and church bigotry is ridiculous… it’s the reason why people won’t come to church. I’m very, very angry and I need to let everybody know.”
Price recorded a few more videos about being "sacrificed" and realizing her duty to expose "that which isn't authentic."
“When God opened these doors for me...I knew I was going to be on the frontline. I didn’t understand completely why,” she said.
In the end, IBE publicly apologized and clarified that Price wasn’t meant to sing during the gospel portion of the event.
Hit the gallery for some of hilarious Twitter reactions to the performance.
Thank you Indy Black Expo for standing in truth with me on this. I appreciate you and @iamricolove for inviting me to be a part of this weekend's festivities. I look forward to being with you again. Now that the facts are out there maybe the real issue can be heard and dealt with. Why is it so hard for Gods people to display Gods love? A REAL conversation needs to be had ...
A photo posted by Kelly Price (@mskellyprice) on