Friday, March 13, 2009

BeBe Gets Physical

Move over Chris Brown, you got some major competition now.

For gospel music lovers, this isn't the news we like to report, but it's news anyway. BeBe Winans is now the buzz on blogs for "allegedly pushing his ex-wife to the ground during an argument last month.;" according to pop blog Smoking Gun. Within the court filing, Winans, 45, and his former spouse got into a "verbal altercation" on February 13 about "custody issues dealing with their children." Winans was arrested for a misdemeanor domestic assault charge and was held briefly in the Davidson County Jail before posting a $1000 bond.

The incident went under the radar - until now. And the gospel community is now at a stand still. In the wake of Chris Brown's abusive tirade on singer pop star Rhianna and the commotion surrounding their careers, BeBe Winans is currently serving as a co-host and judge of BET's Sunday Best; now in its second season. Not sure if he's going to remain in that seat since protesters demanded Chris Brown be removed from the list of nominees at this year's Teen Choice Awards. They may call on the same actions from Winans.

And even bigger worries are bound to emerge: BeBe & CeCe Winans have a reunion album they are preparing to drop later this year. Surely this issue will disappear from the headlines, but not from the minds of those that cherished BeBe's healthy, wholesome, father-like image. As one colleague told the staff at PRAYZEHYMN today, "Sunday Best has become Sunday Worst."

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