Gospel duo Mary Mary have shown their ups and downs as sisters and artists on their own reality show and others over years. The two sisters began to diverge in their opinions on many topics as the years went on, including supporting President Trump at one point. Now, one of the sisters has to clean up a comment she made that didn’t sit well with fans.
One half of the duo, Erica is the older sister of the Grammy award winning group. She’s also married to Warryn Campbell, producer of such artists as Mary Mary, Kanye West, Musiq, Missy Elliott and more. In addition to being a sister and artist, she’s also a First Lady. The two are the Pastor and First Lady of California Worship Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Of course, being Gospel artists implies that there’s a certain set of beliefs that one adheres to, and the sisters have never shied away from their Christian beliefs. It got the other sister, Tina, under heavy fire after she wrote an open letter about her support of President Trump that went viral.
The letter, in part, read: “I choose not to discredit that potential and greatness inside of Mr. Donald Trump simply because my previous perception of him has not been as great as the God who masterminded his existence.
President Donald Trump is the elected leader of this nation so, as a citizen, I choose to be for him.”
It was this binary thinking that got Erica in trouble as well.
Previously, the elder Mary Mary sibling made a post on her Instagram that compared being a “hoe” and being married, which riled up some fans.
“You can’t sow Hoe seeds and reap marriage benefits,” she wrote. “Your brain and body don’t switch like that. You gotta prepare your mind for marriage because it’s ministry.”
Campbell caught so much flack that she called into The Morning Hustle show to clarify her comments, letting us know that she was coming from a “God perspective” and wasn’t “beating up on nobody.”
“There’s a scripture that says flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin that a person commits, you commit outside the body. But sex is internal. It’s bringing someone into your temple. And I don’t think you should be random with it,” she said during the call.
About those infamous hoe seeds? She stands by what she said.
“I said you can’t sow hoe seed and think you’re going to reap marriage benefits. And what I meant by that is monogamy must be practiced. It’s not something that happens automatically. If you’re in the practice of sleeping around, doing whatever—and I’m coming from a believer’s perspective because that’s what I am. I know there’s a benefit in being with one person. That was God’s design for our life. I know that a lot of people, dealing with broken hearts, they’ll say, ‘Fine, I don’t care. I’mma do what I want.’ And you can. But the benefits of marriage are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful,” she further clarified.
Hear the interview below.