WE all know how hard it is to find balance in our everyday lives. Trying to juggle work and home is no easy feat. Mary Mary star Erica Campbell chatted with The Christian Post about how she finds balance between being a wife, mother, Grammy Award winning gospel singer, reality television star, and to top it off; the first lady of the California Worship Center.
Erica said, “You just have to take one day at a time. It is a lot, but I don’t feel overwhelmed. I feel like I’m busy, but if God gives you the vision, He will give you the provision to handle it.”
Campbell goes on to admit she relies on her staff to provide a little “Help 2.0.” However she has one simple tip to help her along the way. “At some point you just shut it all off and I’m just a mommy and Warryn’s wife,” she explained. “You literally have to make sure that peace is always present.” For that peace, the “I Luh God” singer prays throughout the day.
One thing is for certain, with a hectic schedule, Erica Campbell says she can’t complain because she is grateful her job allows her to bring people to Christ. “I just hope people hear and see my heart in the things that I say and the music that I sing. The real purpose is to reach people for Jesus.”
WE can’t wait to see how she continues to make juggling work and home life seem so effortless on the next season of Mary Mary!
Drake released his “Hotline Bling” video this week and the internet immediately exploded with memes and vines. In the video Drake is two stepping and bopping along, and WE love it! Earlier this year, Kanye West proved that nothing is funnier than a rapper that seems so serious all the time, breaking out into dance moves. However with Drake, he literally takes the phrase “dance like no one is watching” to a whole other level which spawned the #Drakeisalwaysonbeat hashtag. It’s clearly a spinoff of the #Beyoncealwaysonbeat hashtag that showed Queen Bey’s dance moves fit to almost any music sample.
WE found one of our favorite Drake vines! It pays homage to Mary Mary star Erica Campbell’s hit “I Luh God.” From the looks of it, so does Drake.
— Vine: 50ShadesOfGhey (@50Shades_OfGhey) October 21, 2015
Everyone loves a good laugh, and Erica Campbell is no exception. Over the weekend, Erica excited her fans when she posted a picture on Instagram saying that she dropped a new single called Help Lord!
Fans eagerly headed over to her YouTube page only to find a message from Erica that read, “OK this may not be my new single but its a beautiful song God placed on my heart. Watch the video and bless yourself…LOL.”
In the video, Erica explains that there’s a donut shop in LA that was calling her name. But knowing what happens when you eat too many donuts, Erica decided that it wasn’t God calling her to the donut shop…it was the devil. So in true Erica Campbell fashion, she called out to God for help, and shared her song with her fans.
WE love her song and think she looks great! Check out her video below and tell us what you think!
With new seasons gearing up to hit the air on WE tv over the next few months, some of the stars got primped and pretty to pose in front of the cameras for promo photo shoots this week. WE have a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot in Los Angeles.
The stars of Mary Mary, Erica and Tina Campbell with their spouses Warryn and Teddy looking picture-perfect!
About these two… <3 #WEtvNow #MaryMary A photo posted by wetv (@wetv) on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:02pm PDT
WE knew Goo Ru Style star, Goo Goo Atkins would be ready to slay with her style!
@theegoogoo SLAYS during our #GooRuStyle shoot! #WEtvNow A photo posted by wetv (@wetv) on Sep 29, 2015 at 1:32pm PDT
Meet Dr. Ish Major from the new dating show Ex Isle.
The host of Ex Isle Carmen Electra is WErking that dress!
Can @carmenelectra look more perfect? #ExIsle #WEtvNow A photo posted by wetv (@wetv) on Sep 29, 2015 at 1:49pm PDT
WE see you Ray J!
WE can’t wait to see the finished product but it’s definitely going to be fierce!
Auditioning in front of the likes of Simon Cowell and the X Factor UK panel can be a daunting experience, but one contestant took on the challenge by breaking out “Shackles”!
Singer Jennifer Phillips was persuaded by the judges to not sing Queen Bey’s song “Halo.” Phillips chose to rise to the occasion and show the judges her vocal acrobats with her rendition of Mary Mary’s “Shackles.”
WE love it! She even got the crowd up along with the judges as she busted out into a freestyle rap earning herself a standing ovation. WE think she did that! The judges did thought so too, because her inspired singing sent her sailing to the next round!
Musician, producer, preacher and family man Warryn Campbell turned 40 this weekend and celebrated at the California Worship Center where he preaches on Sundays.
Warryn’s 40th birthday party was complete with a red carpet, performances and awards which Warryn presented to people who have had an impact on his life. The night was referred to as the Dubb Awards in honor of Warryn’s nickname “Baby Dubb”.
The Campbell family was a vision in black and white on the red carpet.
A photo posted by Erica Campbell (@imericacampbell) on Aug 22, 2015 at 2:28am PDT
WE think Erica looked stunning in her white gown with lace detail.
Warryn got a very special performance from his 3-year-old daughter, Zaya.
A video posted by Erica Campbell (@imericacampbell) on Aug 21, 2015 at 11:23pm PDT
The event was hosted by actor and comedian Jonathan Slocum who made sure that there were plenty of laughs.
The party also celebrated Warryn’s mother, Sandra “Momma Dubb” Campbell, who joined Warren and his family on the red carpet along with his father and sister.
A photo posted by California Worship Center (@caliworship) on Aug 22, 2015 at 12:37pm PDT
It looks like everyone had a great time, and WE wish a very happy birthday to Warryn and Sandra!
Krista Campbell, daughter of Mary Mary star Erica Campbell participated in her first pageant ever over the weekend. She took part in the 2015 Little Miss African American Pageant where she won the Josephine Baker Award.
Grey’s Anatomy star James Pickens Jr. presented her with the award!
It didn’t stop there, Krista picked up a second award for the night – the Producer’s Award!
Krista was on a winning streak! She won a third award!
Number 3!!!!!!!!! #Krista #LittleMissAfricanAmerican #LMAA A video posted by Erica Campbell (@imericacampbell) on Aug 16, 2015 at 6:33pm PDT
Every queen must have a proper wave! WE think Krista has it down pat!
After winning a total of 5 awards, Krista was crowned the 1st runner up of the Little Miss African American Pageant.
And the 1st runner up is KRISTA NICOLE CAMPBELL!!!!!!! She won 5 awards total!!! #LMAA #Krista #LittleMissAfricanAmerican A photo posted by Erica Campbell (@imericacampbell) on Aug 16, 2015 at 9:13pm PDT
WE think Krista did a great job! Congratulations!
Erica Campbell took some time out of her hectic schedule to sit down for an interview with Rolling Out Magazine and reminded us just why WE love her so much. The gospel singer talked about her experience as a solo artist, her purpose and how she responds to critics.
After 14 successful years with Mary Mary, going solo was not without its challenges. Introducing fans to something new as well as working with a smaller record label has required a lot of time, travel and dedication on Erica’s part, but she’s happy to do it. When discussing her rigorous promotion she told Rolling Out, “I feel like we’re doing a very good job, so I’m enjoying the whole process.”
Erica also talked about her hit single “I Luh God” and how it came to be. According to Erica, “In church you need something to praise to, but you also want something to turn up to. So I decided to put it together in a song.” Although “I Luh God” shot to the top of the gospel charts, it was not without its critics, who called it “trap gospel”. But that’s alright with Erica. She acknowledged that people are going to form their own opinions and they may not all be positive. She said: “People were calling it ‘trap gospel’, but I really don’t know what trap music is so I just did what I felt. My husband created the track and it was banging and we just went with it. I just hope people hear my heart. I know that everyone won’t and that’s OK with me. I’m so unbothered by all of that because I know my purpose and I know my goal.” She went on to add “Now, I know you’re going to have your opinion. You can even have a whole blog bashing Erica Campbell 24 hours a day…but I’m not coming to that site. Why would I waste my good gospel energy on a person who doesn’t like me?”
Instead of focusing on negativity, Erica focuses on the experiences that let her know she is doing God’s work. During the interview, Erica recalled a time when she learned that her music had changed someone’s life. She mused, “To change someone’s life in that way is priceless. I think that’s the kind of stuff that makes God happy. That’s the only reason I do this.”
Erica concluded the interview by letting everyone know that when she looks in the mirror each day, she’s happy with what she sees. She said, “If I’m the odd girl out because I want to be nice to people…then so be it. I love my kids, I love my husband, I love my family, and I love God.” And WE love YOU Erica!
Read the full interview and see pictures from her photo shoot here.
Mary Mary stars Tina and Teddy Campbell hit up the newest daytime talk show The Boris and Nicole Show to chat about their journey from infidelity to forgiveness on Wednesday. Tina said when she decided to focus on connecting to her faith in all aspects of her life, she embarked on a 40 day fast and 3 days into it, she discovered Teddy had cheated. “Initially I lost my way, and I said forget this faith thing it doesn’t work. I pursued vengeance and I was going to get him back and everybody back and make the world understand they should have never hurt me,” revealed Tina. She went on to say pursuing that path only made her more miserable and didn’t undo the hurt. Teddy said he never realized just how strong Tina was until she got angry and took it out on his car with a hammer and scissors.
Teddy also revealed his lowest point during their rocky times, “My wife’s words, it just cut me and I was already condemned about what I did, and I felt horrible because I had never seen her that weak. She was always the strongest person.” He went on to explain how her strength played on his insecurities and how he was afraid of Tina’s intellect, words, and power because it made him feel less than a man. He said he made the decision to not run and hide, but to rise and be the man she needs. Tina said she stayed because of her love for Teddy and ultimately forgiveness was the right thing to do after praying, fasting, and studying the Bible.
As for trusting each other? Tina explained, “It’s a choice that you have to make.” Teddy said Tina gave him a list of things to do to gain her trust back.
The couple also talked about their collaboration on Tina’s new album “It’s Personal.” The thing that helped them on the road to working together personally and professionally? Teddy said the answer was clear… “We weren’t friends before, so we became friends.” WE are glad they found their way back to the basics of friendship and love!
See the full episode here.
The gospel singer posted some behind the scenes pics from the shoot!
A photo posted by Erica Campbell (@imericacampbell) on Jun 15, 2015 at 4:48pm PDT
WE think she looks amazing whether she wears her hair to the front or the back!
With a hair and wardrobe change, Erica is still WErking the camera!
A photo posted by Erica Campbell (@imericacampbell) on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:00pm PDT
WE see Erica is reppin her ‘luh’ for the west coast!
There’s no word yet on when the magazine issue will be released, but there’s one thing WE do know… Erica Campbell slayed and we “luh” it!