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Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell Responds to ‘White Dress’ Backlash


Last week Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell released a promo picture to announce her Grammy nomination and the Christian community went wild. Some felt the photo was too revealing, as Campbell sports a figure-hugging white dress that shows off her curves with a pair of white Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Others, including Campbell’s sister Tina, thought the picture was elegant and graceful.

See what Erica had to say about the infamous dress in a recent interview with Essence.com below:

“I’m taking it in stride and I’m keeping it moving,” Campbell tells Essence.com. “When we took the picture I felt beautiful, I felt confident, I felt sexy and I felt strong.”

“I thought I looked cute,” she says jokingly, “but it obviously offended some people, which was never my intention.”

“Our whole family loved it,” says her sister Tina Campbell. “You see grace, you see beauty, you see elegance and style. It’s wholesome.”

“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are,” she says. “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.”

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About Mike Jones

Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.