Remembering Former Prince Protege’, Denise “Vanity” Matthews of Vanity 6

… she self-released an autobiography called Blame It on Vanity.


Matthews’ health problems continued and took a turn for the worse last year. After being diagnosed with the kidney condition sclerosis encapsulating peritonitis, she set up a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for her medical treatment but fell more than $43,000 short of her goal.

“Boy, it is not fun suffering in this body of weak flesh… but Jesus is straightening out all my crooked places in my heart as I go through this time of pain,” the born-again Christian wrote on her GoFundMe page. “No matter how big or old you are, it’s never too late to seek the Lord.”

Vanity 6 the group, toured with Prince in 1999, before Vanity broke out on her own solo career.

The former model turned evangelist was seen preaching the gospel on both secular and religious themed shows all around the country. Still being recognized from her singing days is one of the reasons the singer said she had to show people a better way with God.

Friends of the former singer were tweeting and sharing their love for Matthews this afternoon.

She will definitely be missed.


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