Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell isn’t letting the controversy surrounding her now-infamous white bodycon steal her joy. During a recent interview with ESSENCE.com, the gospel singer said she felt beautiful in the dress, which hugged her in all the right places.

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“I’m taking it in stride and I’m keeping it moving,” the Grammy-nominated  solo star said. “When we took the picture I felt beautiful, I felt confident, I felt sexy and I felt strong.”

Before she released the promo shots for her new album, Erica said she showed the photos to her husband and family members.

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

According to Erica, there’s nothing wrong with being a woman of God and embracing your sexuality.

“This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are,” she explained. “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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Erica Campbell Responds To Backlash From Christians  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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