Singer Fantasia Barrino is insisting that God's favor is over the lives of she and her boyfriend Kendall Taylor amid public scrutiny.
After Barrino began to speak about her relationship with Taylor on social media, critics and media sources such as Radar Online began to shed light on his criminal past. While he is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Metro Transportation, LLC., he is also an award-winning member of organizations like Men Who Care Global, the Charlotte Urban League, the CSMDC (Metro) RAC Committee, and CMEDI.
However, from 1996 to 2007, Radar Online reported that Taylor was arrested for a number of charges that include firearm possession, assault of a female, and drug possession. While some of Barrino's fans took to social media to warn her about the relationship, the singer insisted Taylor's past provides a platform for God to use him.
"I think about all the things he has told me and I'm Like Man!!! Nothing but God...." the singer wrote on Instagram. "You Can't tell me God won't take something Out of Nothing and Turn it into SOMETHING I Love This Man And He is Crazy about me."
Taylor serves as a mentor in the Charlotte, North Carolina MOVE program, where his biography tells about him giving his life to Jesus Christ.
"He was arrested and incarcerated in a facility hundreds of miles from home and it was in that place, at that time, that he began to clearly hear and respond to the call of God on his life. He laid down the failures of his past and began to carry his cross for the sake of Christ," his biography states on the organization's website.
"Today, Kendall is determined to win souls who are lost or who lack direction... He has set his sights on the work of the Lord and prepares himself daily as he battles for the men who want to be what God has destined for them to be."