Gospel Artist/Actress Tamela Mann Interviews with Jet Magazine

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Gospel Artist/Actress Tamela Mann Interviews with Jet Magazine

Here’s an interesting interview with Tamela Mann. Jett Magazine asked some very pertinent questions and you will find Mann very candid and supporting of the gospel industry. We can’t say we agree with everything she stated but she has a positive outlook on things.

Here’s a few excerpts from the interview below:

How did you start singing?

It started in church. I was 8 years old when I actually found out or noticed that I had a voice. And it just kind of kept growing. By the time I was 12, it was like “This is something that I really like…this is something that I think I may be able to do!” But it’s always been church related because my mom had me in church a lot. I started out with Sunshine Band (that’s what we called the kids choir)…and by the time I was 12, I was singing with the senior choir. My voice was growing and it had gotten so big that I was able to kind of hang with the older people. My whole journey has been a blessing.

Who inspired you musically when you were growing up?

Stacy Lattisaw. A lot of people said we looked alike. It was more the gospel industry because I was raised up Pentecostal. So my mom was very strict where I couldn’t listen to R&B and Blues in my house. So it was all church music. It was Andraé Crouch, The Hawkins Family, The Caravan. Those are the things I grew up on. When I went and hung out with my brothers and sisters, I got to jam a little bit! I got to kind of hear what R&B and other music sounded like…like Marvin Gaye. It was different to me but I liked it. I just couldn’t listen to it in my mom’s house!

What do you think about the reality TV show The Sisterhood?

I’ve heard about it but I have not seen it. One thing I don’t want to happen is, I don’t want the church to be made a mockery of. That’s the only thing that concerns me. I just don’t want it to be where people look down on my Savior Jesus Christ.

Read more of the interview HERE