Kelly Price calls gospel community “disgusting” and ‘Sunday Best’ judges adulterers and pedophiles

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Kelly Price calls gospel community “disgusting” and ‘Sunday Best’ judges adulterers and pedophiles

Kelly Price called out the “disgusting and despicable” gospel community as well as her fellow Sunday Best judges, some of whom she claims are adulterers and pedophiles.

According to Vibe, it started when an Instagram follower wrote, “I was going to say, is this ‘Sunday Best’ judge, gospel singing Kelly Price??? Phewwww! Lord deliver.”

The R&B singer responded, “Yes Lord, deliver us from pastor hoes and pedophiles”, Price wrote, according to a screenshot obtained by That Grape Juice. “The nerve you have. I was the only artist/judge on Sunday Best that wasn’t f**kin’ someone else’s spouse, fornicating, or messing with kids and boys but you have smoke for me? FOH you ignorant, church going brain dead a**hole.”

The BET reality competition series “Sunday Best” featured a series of A-list judges searching for the best-undiscovered gospel talent in America. The judges included gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Kierra Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Bebe Winans & Cece Winans. Gospel singer Kim Burrell served as the on-screen mentor. “Sunday Best” ran from 2009-2020 and was hosted by Kirk Franklin.

“I’m one of the very few artists who have been able to record and tour with both gospel and R&B artists, and the lives that are lived by the people that you worship are despicable and disgusting,” Price said in an Instagram Live video.

“I saw the things that happened on the road with a lot of these artists,” she continued. “Doing shows with these artists, all kinds of stuff. My heart was broken because there was still a part of me that believed that holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. That’s biblical also.”

Price, who grew up the daughter of a preacher, came under fire several years ago when she performed “As We Lay” at the Indiana Black Expo. She hit the stage singing her 2000 remake of the classic Shirley Murdock track, which reflects a one-night stand with a married man. The problem with her performance is that she reportedly delivered it during the gospel portion of the event.

In a video posted to her Instagram account after the show, Price said she had “a very, very disheartening experience” at the expo after she was told that her performance was inappropriate.

“I performed on the gospel stage today. I was asked to perform there. I was asked to do my music, not my gospel music, but my music, which is what I did,” Price told her followers.