Kelly Price Gets Personal ‘I Remember Being Homeless’

Soulful singer Kelly Price has been celebrated for songs like “Friend of Mine,” “As We Lay” and “You Should’ve Told Me”. Working hard to maintain a career and family life, Price has collaborated with everyone from Tamia and Deborah Cox to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. While the singer is proud of her success, she admits it was her childhood and a period of time being homeless that keeps her humble and focused. “I remember being homeless and sleeping in my mother’s car when I was four years old. I remember my mother would go to family members on my dad’s side and ask can my sisters and I stay with them,” Price told Elev8 recently. “I remember my mother bundling us up in coats with tears in her eyes and taking us to sleep in the car.” “As an adult, I have to be honest and say that there’s not much that I’m afraid of,” says Price. “But I work the way that I do because I have a bit of fear of homelessness. I have to believe God to deliver me from that.” Nonetheless, while reaching success in the mid-1990s with “Friend of Mine,” Price maintained a fear of homelessness, avoiding shopping and things like getting her nails and hair done.. “I have such a vivid memory of being homeless. I remember I would not get my nails or hair done unless I had a show because I felt like it was money that did not need to be spent,” says Price. “I’m talking about Kelly Price, “The Soul of a Woman” record. I would have to give myself a reason to go to the mall and shop. I don’t splurge shop. I have too much in my closet to spend money on clothes.” Today, Price is keeping busy with “The Queen Project,’ an effort that includes Deborah Cox and Tamia and recently made an appearance on BET’s Celebration of Gospel. Click HERE to read the full interview with Kelly Price..


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