B. Slade, formerly known as gospel singer Tonéx, went viral once again after releasing a song slamming members of the black church who shame him because he’s gay.
The song, titled “Conversation,” is recorded to the instrumental of Beyoncé‘s popular record “Formation,” in which the singer addresses those who criticized his sexuality, more specifically his attire, during a recent performance at the Love Center — a church in Oakland, California.
As Tonéx, Slade had a successful career as a gospel recording artist. His album Out the Box earned him two Grammy nominations, as well as six Stellar Awards.
Despite the condemnation, the singer says he’ll continue to “pray for my haters” and declared, “I’m anointed with my shoulder pads and my snatched waist and ya’ll hate it.”“I snatched them wigs but you ain’t gonna snatch my salvation,” he adds.
Take a listen to “Conversation” below.