Tamela Mann Says She Struggled to Get Into the Gospel Music Industry Because of Her Weight

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19: Tamela Mann performs on the 28th Annual Stellar Awards Show at Grand Ole Opry House on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)
NASHVILLE, TN – JANUARY 19: Tamela Mann performs on the 28th Annual Stellar Awards Show at Grand Ole Opry House on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)

Before Tamela Mann became a Grammy nominated gospel music singer, she struggled to get into the industry because of her weight.

In a question and answer Twitter chat on Thursday, the 49-year-old singer responded to the question: “What are some of the struggles you faced when entering the gospel music genre?”

Mann was candid in her response, saying that her powerhouse voice almost took a backseat to her weight.

“One of the main struggles is my weight! I’ve always been good enough to be heard but not seen,” she revealed.

The vocalist who got her start singing in Kirk Franklin’s choir previously spoke about her weight loss on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” in 2014.

“I’ve lost over 100 pounds. I used to be a 30/32 and now I’m at an 18/20,” she said on the show.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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