Kelly Price performed at the Indiana Black Expo this weekend. Which may seem like an innocuous gig for a solid choice of a famous-ish R&B singer... until she revealed her set list.
As The Washington Post reports, Price sang her cover of Shirley Murdock's "As We Lay." The song has lyrics like "We forgot to face one simple fact/We both belong to someone else/As we slept the night away" and "You're leaving me/I know you've got to hurry home to face your wife."
Kelly Price performs 'As We Lay' at the Indiana Black Expo Gospel Showcase 2016 pic.twitter.com/KxGy8cpSIs— Angry Man (@AngryBlkManDC) July 18, 2016
In a photo posted to Instagram, Price shares that the Expo supported her choice of song and thanked her for stepping up at the last minute. Unfortunately, Twitter didn't feel the same way.
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 ...
Price responded to the hate in a post on her Instagram, saying: “I think this type of ignorance and this type of church bigotry is ridiculous and it’s the reason why people won’t come to church... I am very, very angry."
Fans came out against her "un-Christian" choice to sing a song about an affair during the Gospel portion of the expo. The jokes were good, but the sentiment was harsh.
Kelly Price knew better. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!— ing Darius (@MyNameIsDari) July 18, 2016
"Kelly Price upset with people being upset with her for singing As We Lay at a gospel showcase?" pic.twitter.com/i2xNQVUcBh— BigDudeMakinBigMoves (@TooDeepNot2Deep) July 18, 2016
But at least one fan was looking on the bright side. Price, you may still have a career ahead of you.
Kelly Price gotta drop a mixtape or something. When's the next time she's gonna trend nationally? She needs to capitalize on the Lord.— April (@ReignOfApril) July 18, 2016
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