Praise This (2023)

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Praise This (2023)

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Hey. Come on.

Tell me are you

How you feeling?

How you moving?

How you doing?


How you living?

How you feeling?

How you moving? Blessed

Just one thing I need to tell you

The God that I know won't fail you

Thought I could do it on my own

But I was so wrong

Right when I went left

Carried the load so I could rest

I'm not going

the hockey puck out there.

My arrangement is classic.

We don't have to do that trash.

You guys, Miss Lucy's

in the front row.

She loves everything I do.

Great, Only Fan is here.

She doesn't count, Melissa.

Listen up. My dad has invested

way too much money into this group

for us to bail

the first year of competition.

We're gonna go out there

and show them what we are all about.

Some things are best left a mystery.

Ma'am, these fits look like

we're about to unveil the new iPad.

You ungrateful...

We're doing it.

- What?

- We're doing it.

Blessed. So blessed

If you ever need a healer

Call on God, there ain't none realer

If you're weak, he'll make you strong

I'm... I'm sorry. Excuse me, brother.

This is for the pastors only.

Bishop Headley, I'm...

Man, it is an honor to meet you.

Of course it is.

James Goodman. This is my wife

- Natalie.

- Sister, sister.

They... they call me PG.

I... I am a pastor.


Thought I knew

all the preachers in this city.

With those tattoos.

Man, I tell you

I didn't ever think

I was gonna be a pastor

so I put my whole life story

on the outside.

But thank God, his grace able

to cover up some of them chapters.

Know what I mean?

Yeah, his grace.

I won't, I won't be defeated

Oh, welcome

to the competition, children.

These outfits are giving.

So when does the new iPhone drop?


Big Love, what are we gonna do?

Jess, I been praying all night.

God gonna come through.

You can kind of rap, right?

I mean, I rap.

- I be rapping... I be rapping.

- Okay. Okay. Okay.

So if it all goes bad

and the crowd turns on us

just go for it. I'll back you up.

God willing.


I stretch my hands to Thee

- Okay, okay. All right, all right.

- We got this.

I know

Lord, have mercy.

My Lord

My Lord

What? Is that a note?

Ooh, that was the wrong note, chile.

- Oh! My people, my people!

- That can save...

Don't God make you feel so good?

He make me feel so good!

- What is he doing?

- Can I get a "amen"

- in the church right now, baby?

- Amen!

- Amen!

- Amen.

- Amen!

- He make me wanna spread love

To the new guy

I used to question each day

But I knew why, ay

God make me feel comfortable

He make me wanna help

the people I'ma do right

He make me wanna grab a fat ol' juicy

You know the kind,

double back, rewind

See that booty from behind,

thank Jesus

I gotta smash, I gotta smash

As I pass the grass

- Get off the stage.

- I pass the grass

Thank God

you blessed me with that ass

With that ass

Thank you, thank you.

- We fall down

- Get off the stage!

All the way to hell. Bless you.

But we get up

We fall down

But we get up

Stay down. Stay... stay down.

- For a saint is just

- Who are you?

- A sinner

- No! Stop singing!

- It's the worst.

- Who fell down

Don't get back up.

- In Jesus' name.

- I think Satan wanted

you back, baby.

And got up

Next team, please.



Look, I don't know if you think

that you're driving me crazy

by not speaking to me

all the way from LA, but I'm good.

I'm doing the right thing

by bringing you here.

You think your mother was

the only one who believed in you

but that's not true.

I'm your father. I love you

and I want what's best for you,

even if it might not feel like...

Is that supposed to send me

some kind of message, huh?


You want me to drive you

to your aunt and uncle's house

or take you directly to jail?

'Cause that's where

you're headed in LA!

Sam. Hey, baby.

- Oh.

- Hey.

- How are you?

- It's good to see you.

- It's been a while.

- You, too, Larry.

Thanks for doing this.

- That's what family's for, right?

- Yeah.

Just like my baby sister.


This is the best day of my life.

Everything's going to change.

My sister-cousin is here.


Oh, boy.

Oh, my gosh. How was your drive?

I love your style.

Where'd you get your jacket from?

Is it vintage?

- It's happening.

- What's happening?

Us. I've always wanted a sister,

and here you are.

Well, we're cousins, Jess.

Cousins, sisters. It's the South.

It doesn't even matter.

Your boobs look amazing.

I'm a "C" now. What size are you?

I'm a "B."


- They look like a "C."

- Really?

It's the push-up.

I got to get one of those.

Are you going to Spelman?

You applied, right?

Let's get this inside, ladies.

I keep asking myself:

What would her mother do

about all this?

I miss her.

Yeah, me, too.

It's been a year since she passed.

But, you know, you did the right

thing getting Sam out of LA.

But I can see she's a little tense

about being here, too.

But don't worry. I'm a psychologist.

It's what I do.

Let a pro handle it.

Careful with my floors.

Just had 'em waxed.


Sam, why don't we discuss

why you're here.

I would love to, Uncle Larry.

I really would.

My dad right here thought

it'd be a good idea

to kick me out of the house

and drop me off

in the middle

of this backwards-ass...

Please forgive me, Auntie. The South.

- It's my life.

- Oh, let's talk about her life.

Let's talk about it.

She told me that

she wanted to take a gap year.

Now, do you know what that is?

'Cause I damn sure didn't know.

It's a year where you don't do sh*t.

Here we go again.

I was working on my music.

- Oh, no. Promised me

- I was being productive.

that she'd apply to colleges.

Showed me filled-out applications.

She never turned them in.

The devil's in the details.

Oh, yeah, and then she got arrested.

- It was a misdemeanor.

- Oh, was it?

How many times do I have to tell you

Andr is my music producer?

Oh, so the studio got raided

for what, songs?

- What, do you think that I'm stupid?

- Yes, I do.

- It's written right there.

- Hey... hey. Time-out.

- Right there.

- You better watch your mouth.

Hey, hey, hey. Time-out, time-out.

Why don't we just focus

on the positive here, all right?

There's no positive here.

We've come up with a plan.

- You want to tell them, baby?

- Yeah, babe.

Right, so you know

I work at Georgia State.

Well, I called in a few favors

and they're willing

to admit you in the spring.

- Oh, my goodness, really?

- Yes.

I'm not going.

Well, Sam, just think about it.

You'd be near Jess at Spelman.

Maybe you two could even get

an apartment together.

Oh, no.

Jess could finally move out.

Put some of her masterpieces

on her own walls.

Painting is how I process grief from

my beloved departed cat Cheddar.

Look, you are grown.

And I can't force you to stay.

Plus, I know you.

You gonna get your money up

and do what you want to anyway.

But I'm telling you, LA is not

for you right now, Sam.

Guess what.

You're not for me either.


- Sam, listen... Sam.

- Goodbye.


Where's my room?

It's upstairs. I'll show you.

I don't know why I did that.

Just go.

Sam, wait.

Welcome, welcome, sister-cousin.

This is my room

but I want you to think of it

as one communal safe space.


And the best part is

we are connected.

Think of this as a canal

giving birth

to our cousin-sisterhood.

You play drums?

I'm sort of a multitalented artist.

Drums aren't really my strength.

So, this is your room.

I put out some fresh flowers.

And there's a picture of me

and you with your mom

when we were kids. Remember?


Okay, I guess you're tired.

Okay, so I'll just go.

Good morning!

I made you coffee.

How many cups have you had?


You know what? Three.

I'm getting better

about my coffee shame.


I unpacked your stuff.

And I organized all your clothes.

And all of your notebooks are

on the table now, see?

You are such a good writer.

You read my stuff?

Well, your notebooks

were, like, right there

after I unzipped your bags.


So is that, like, songs

or do you write poetry or...

It's so beautiful.

Thanks. I'm a singer.

I write my own stuff.

You know I sing, right?

- No, I didn't know that, Jess.

- Three, two, one.

Un-break my heart

Say you'll love me again

- Are we really doing this right now?

- Un-cry

- These tears

- Jess.

I cried so many ni...

That's just a little snack.

You'll get a full meal

at church today.

I'm on the praise team.

I don't do church.


Emotional support blanket.

I get it.

Mom and Dad asked me

to leave the room

when Uncle Darius called

about you moving here

so I left and listened from the hall.

You've done some thangs, huh?

Your testimony

gonna be the GOAT, girl.

- Wait, what are you doing?

- I'm going back to sleep, Jess.

- But it's Sunday.

- And?

This is Atlanta.

Sunday means church.

Well, God hasn't been

taking my requests

so Sunday means nothing.

He's God, not Santa Claus.


- We're going to church.

- Who you think you talking to?

- You. "No w*apon formed against me

- Me?

- shall prosper."

- What w*apon?

We are going to church.

- I don't have church clothes.

- Now.

You can borrow some of mine.

Here you go.

Auntie Liz, no... no.

Avocado toast is

avocado and toast. No gravy.

That just don't seem right.

Let's go. We're late.

You're not riding with us?

Gonna take Sam the scenic route.

Get her excited

about living in the A.

Oh. Good morning, baby.


Your dad said

you're not answering his calls.

I have nothing to say to that man.

Does it ever stop?

- No.

- No.

Is that for me?

Is there a concert?

That's church.


This is promising.

Where are you going?

Oh, that's Champion Life.

That's not our church.

- Girl, please.

- Okay, okay

this next song just went platinum,

from Atlanta's own TY.

Ay, and, brother, h*t me with

an invitation to that party.

This is Can't Help It.

There was a time back

when I wasn't doing this

I took a moment,

realized I couldn't miss

Red bottoms to let you know

I'm with the shits

They talking while we're just

out here getting rich

Yeah, yeah, and the way I rock

You mortified

Look in my eyes

I get avocado like

I'm Rio, b*tch, I'm guaping

Seven black Cadillacs at the light,

we are not stopping

Yeah, you got a cute little story,

but, man, the plot thin

Gave 'em a piece of my heart,

call me Janis Joplin

Yeah, I feel it, though

Y'all think that it's fun,

but the realest don't

Man, I see the snakes hissing

When you cut the check,

this what you seal it for

Man, how the hell I do it

and how do y'all condone it?

Performance like a new lease

and y'all don't really own it

The guy with the same story

like sh*t don't get him going

In Atlanta now

and the whole city know him

And I can hear 'em

from the background

He from Atlanta, but, baby girl,

this where he at now

Enter the studio, it's a pat down...

Jess, come on!

That was the best part.

- We're in the zone.

- What zone? Hmm?

There's a "no trap" rule

five blocks out from church.

You don't think

God heard it two blocks back?

I don't make the rules.

TY's the only thing

Atlanta has going for it.

You know I'm pulling up

to his house, right?

Larry ain't letting you

go to TY's house.

And that's on God.

Girl, I am grown.

Ain't nobody gonna be telling me

what to do, not even Uncle Larry.

I thought we were going to church.

This is it.

It used to be a warehouse

for an old oil factory

but it's our church now.

Look at us, twinsies.

Oh, let's just take

this little thot knot out.

Oh, okay.

Body positivity. Love to see it.

You belong here.

So, this is our congregation.

Kind of small but mighty,

as you can tell.

They look fun.

Oh, yes. That's the Party-Pulpit.

At the club on Saturday

then turn up to church on Sunday

to get right with the Lord.

It smells like D'USSE

and Black Milds over there.


And who are they?

Our pastor, PG, lets them skate

here when we're not in service.

And that's Jermaine.

He's a f*re starter.

Oh, so he be getting turnt, huh?

Yes, and also he sets things

on f*re and burns them down.

That was until PG stopped him.

Hey, PG.


I am starting to feel the spirit.

And who's that?

Oh, that's Aaron.

He used to be a big, you know

marijuana cigarette dealer

here in Atlanta.

- Really?

- Then he suddenly and mysteriously

stopped and gave his life

to the Lord.

I'd leave that one alone.

Melissa, the daughter

of our big donor

swears he's her soulmate.

I'm not one to gossip

but she only came to this church

following him.

I don't know what he put on her, but

they call him Big Love

in the streets.

Big Love, huh?

That's her. Hey, sis. God bless.

Hey, everyone.

This is my cousin-sister Sam.

She's from LA, staying with me now.

Sam, this is Jackie and Jermaine.

- Hi, Sam. Nice to meet you.

- Hi, Sam. Nice to meet you.

The twins are oddly close,

but they have a sixth sense.

And that's KiKi.


My cousin-sister Sam.

Okay, dang, Jess, calm down.

- Hey, Sam.

- Hey, KiKi.

What's up, Sam?

Welcome to our church.

Welcome to Atlanta.

- It's nice to meet you.

- I'm Melissa

captain of the praise team.

It's nice to meet you.

So, what's it like?

Praise team?

Come and find out.

Maybe I will.

Let's go.

Nice to meet you, Sam.

Have a seat. Have several.

- Okay.

- I know that b...

Don't worry about her.

Just come and sit down.

Oh, I'm-a have a seat all right.

If you love the Lord, say amen.


Can we make a joyful noise

in here, please?


Presence of the Lord

is here today. Amen?

- Amen. Yes.

- Amen.


In a moment, we'll have

a number from our praise team

- but we're excited.

- Yeah.

Slap your neighbor

and tell them you're excited.

- I'm excited.

- Sorry.

I'm excited.

We are excited

- I'm excited. Okay. Oh.

- 'Cause our praise team

is going to be performing

and competing

at the national championships

again this year.

You guys must've thought I lost

faith after what happened last year.

Not gonna lie.

I was shook.

But we're going back.

We have to.

We can't let fear have the victory.

- Yeah.

- That's right. Right.

Just no cussing or

big ol' juicy metaphors, Aaron.

- Won't do it.

- And, Jess...

just try to stay conscious.

Thank you, Pastor. As team captain,

I am excited to lead

and confident that God is going

to anoint my arrangements...

and will bless us with victory.

Go ahead, girl.

What a fellowship

What a joy divine

Leaning on the everlasting arms

Oh, how bright the path

Grows from day to day

Leaning on the everlasting arms


Oh, I'm leaning



- Safe and secure

- Safe, secure

From all alarms

Sam, it was really great

seeing you up there

- with the praise team today. Right?

- Yeah. Yeah, it was.

Really? 'Cause it wasn't

that great being up there.

And that pastor, is he insane

to think that team is gonna

take home anything?

I mean, I'm no prophet,

but I can see the future

and ain't no winning coming

from that shitty building.

Well, I wouldn't be so sure. You know

God works in

some really shitty places.

You know, his son was

actually born in a barn.

Yeah, that is pretty shitty.

Them cows t*nk.

Pastor Goodman,

this is our niece Sam.

She's staying with us now.

- Sam, welcome.

- Thank you.

And believe me,

everything is possible, okay?

For every giant, there's a stone.

- Amen.

- Hey, babe.

I should... I should go.

The... the boss is calling me.

- Good seeing you, Pastor. Yeah.

- Sir. You as well. You as well.

Hope to see you around.

All right, we better head out.

We'll see you ladies at the house.


we got to run that again.

Not even if Jesus was on bass.

We'll see. We'll see.

Hey, remember, Big Love got you.

Bye, Big Love.

The way he said, "I got you."

Yeah, there's something there.

Oh, definitely the Holy Spirit.

No, Jess.

- No?

- Oh.

- Ready for it?

- Oh, I am ready.

- It's coming your way.

- Okay.

Keep it coming. Keep it coming.

There she is.

- Oh, that's so soft. Look at that.

- Oh, that's beautiful.

- Yeah?

- Oh, baby

you're so good at that.

You know,

I'm good at a lot of things.

Yeah, you are.

You're a popular girl tonight.

I'm sorry.

It's a group text

about our praise team

practice tonight.

Oh. I thought you didn't like

singing with the team.

Oh, I actually... I really do.

Yeah, it was something...

What's his name, PJ... PG...

PG. It was something

he said to me.

It really changed me, you know?

Like, deep, deep inside.

Oh, that's wonderful, Sam.

I know.

Jess, you didn't mention you had

praise team practice tonight.


- I've just been so busy with Sam

- Yeah.

- and getting her settled and stuff.

- Yeah.

Okay. And, Sam, you need

to give your dad a call back

and let him know

Atlanta's working out.

Yes, yes. It really is.

It really is.

And speaking of working out,

come here, baby.

Praise team practice.

You can imagine

what I'm gonna do to you.

Y'all still here?

Oh, we're going.

Okay, we're about to go

up in there, about to do this.

I'm about to meet him.

It's about to be great.

Lord, forgive me

for what I'm about to do.

Jess, calm down. What do you think's

gonna happen in there?

Look, things might get crazy tonight.

I am wonderfully

and beautifully made.

And I didn't say that.

The Book of Psalms did.

- You know what I mean?

- No, I don't know what you mean.

- You know what I mean.

- Jess, just pull up and let me talk.

- Damn.

- You know what I mean.

Jess, I don't know what you mean.

Stop talking with

your little cat dress

and move forward, okay?


Y'all from the club?

Yeah, Juan told us to pull through.

Who's Juan?

Who your homegirl?

Hey, yo. What's up, daddy?

Hold on.

- Hey, Shanice.

- What?

Oh, yeah, yeah, they're with us.

Look at God.

Don't be weird.

There could be

a room full of baddies.

You still gonna be a weirdo.

Oh, my gosh.

We did it. We pulled it off.

- This is it, girl.

- Wait.

Oh, my gosh.

It's him.

Okay. Oh, okay.

Oh, my gosh.

Jess, welcome to my home.


Song of the Year, I wrote it.

- Yeah!

- Featured Artist. That's me.

That's me, it's mine.

Album of the Year.

- That's mine.

- Yes!

- Best Songwriter.

- Yes, girl.

Yes, it's mine.

Oh, my God.



First and foremost,

I'd like to thank my fans

for helping me sell millions

and millions and millions of records.

- Yeah! Yes, girl.

- We did it. This one's for you.

Next, I would like to thank

my cousin Jess...

for being my ride or die

when I was at my brokest in Atlanta.

Giving God the glory

is the center of my life.

When my dad forced me

to go out there

and I didn't want to go out there

but he made me go out there

against my free will

- and here I am, but look at me.

- Oh.

That's family business. We outside.

And last but not least,

this one's for you, Mom.

I love you and I miss you every day.

Run it back.


Run it back.

Oh. One more time.

Yeah, yeah

I'm out on 70

We got this.

- Hi. Good to see you again.

- Oh, my God.

- We in a session.

- I'm the girl from the car.

- Jess. Jess.

- We in a session. Be quiet.

- Good to see you.

- Go.

Hi. Oh, one chain.

Two chains.

All the chains.

It's like Two Chainz, but ten chains.

Hey, hold on.

I can't catch it.

Oh, God, he sees us.

I'm pregnant.

All right, bet. Let's run it.

Jess, you can leave now.

Oh, I would, but

I can't go home without you.

We're supposed to be

at praise team practice, remember?

Girl, you better get on.

I got it from here.

Girl, what the hell?

- Cheers.

- Cheers.

All right, let's do it.


The rhythm is, like,

getting inside me or something.

It's like I'm becoming a woman.


Jess, no.

No. Jess.

Come on!

You're hooked.

- No.

- Come on. Come on.

No... no.

No... no. Like this.

Like that.

Oh. Or like...

No, no.



Yes, sir. What we doing?

Let's get it. We going up.

Platinum way.

Do you feel me, though?

You might think it's fun,

but the real don't

I see the snakes hissing

Guess when you cut the check,

this is what you seal it for

How the hell I do it

And how do y'all condone it?

Performance like a new lease

And you don't really own it

Oh, don't really know

He from Atlanta, but, baby boy,

this where he at now

What you doing singing my song?

You know you like it.

I do.

Your voice is nice.

Thank you.

Why don't you come down

to the studio?

We'll mess around.

- I will.

- Hey. Police coming.

12! 12!

All right, time to go, everybody!

We got to shut this down!

All right, all right.

Time to go home.

Party's over.

- We got to shut this down.

- Jess. Jess.

Disturbing the peace call

came over the radio.

Come on, man, you gonna

shut down my platinum party?

You live in this old bougie

neighborhood, young money.

Hey, you stay posted at the gate.

- Let's go.

- Let's go.


Jessica, I see you.

Come on. I'm gonna make sure

you get home tonight.

Okay, Officer Troy

I know it looks like

I'm out here in these streets

but really I'm out here

on these highway and byways

doing the Lord's work.

I mean, I just saved

two souls at the bar.

He caught us.

- Don't tell my dad.

- Let's go.

You, too, sparkles.

Hey, that's the singer's jacket

or the weirdo?

Think it's the one with the voice.

Hey, appreciate it, Troy.

Thursday's session

is on me, all right?

Cool. I'm ready to feel

all my feelings, man.

Hey, they're all valid.

- Be safe out there, all right?

- All right.

Be safe out there, Mr. Troy.

This all could have gone

really bad if Troy wasn't there.

Maybe it was just God's plan, Mom.

It's just a raid.

It's happened before.

My misdemeanor, hello.

- Not helping.

- Okay.

You know how we feel about lying.

Yeah, we don't do that in this house.

True. But, you know,

punishment is for the Lord.

Okay, that's Bible.

So maybe we should

just let him handle it.

I mean, who amongst us

has not sinned?

Everybody done sinned.

Even I know that.

Can I get a amen?

- Amen.

- Amen.

That's not funny.

See, we don't want any problems.

- Neither do we.

- Well, your actions speak otherwise.

Since you lied about

joining the praise team

why don't we make it the truth, huh?

- That was good, right?

- That's good, babe.

That's some creative parenting

right there.

What does that mean?

It means you're joining

the praise team.

I don't think I understand.

I think you do.

I don't even know any gospel songs!

Well, you better learn some.

h*t that note, baby.

At least now you get to join

the praise team...


- But we get to be together.

- Stop, stop, stop.

- Together forever.

- Now is n... Now is not the time.

Zip it.

Have you seen Sam?

I'm looking for her.

She said she'd never join our team.

I'm right here.

Gather around, children.

Here is my arrangement

of Break Every Chain.

It's top secret

for local competition

- so guard it with your life.

- Damn.

KiKi, I just said it was top secret.

No posting.

Oh, Sam could help.

She writes songs.

I could. It's easy.

How about you learn

an actual gospel song first?

Let's take it from the top.

There is power

In the name of Jesus

There is power

In the name of Jesus

There is power

In the name of Jesus

To break every chain

Break every chain, break every chain

- To break every chain

- Chain

- Break every chain

- Chain

- Break every chain

- Chain

- KiKi, stop. You're doing too much.

- There is pow...

I'm just trying to add

some life up in here.

There's a lot of bondage

with all the chains.

Yeah, the chorus is

the strongest part of the song.

If we lose the rest

and tie up the loose ends

- it could be really special.

- Wait, lose the rest?

Of a classic?

Where they do that at? Not here.

It could be dope.

Fall back, KiKi. Everyone knows

you stay in the club.

- Wow.

- Now

every team has their lane.

And our lane is real church music.

Everyone remember

what happened last year

when we tried to switch lanes?

Jess crashed her face.

But there's an anointing

on my two front veneers.

- You didn't even know.

- True.

- Oh, wow. They look really real.

- Personal space.

Nah, that was

a dope face-plant, though.

Shut up. Take it from the top.

I work later if y'all wanted

to stop by the Painted Duck

and grab some food.

I'm in.

What's a Painted Duck?

Ladies, you're looking good tonight

in the Painted Duck.

Ay, we're gonna get this lit

'cause this is Atlanta's

favorite place to be

and I got the hits, y'all.

Wait, who that

with that tight shirt on?

Boy, put on a bra.

Oh, I know who that is! Hey!

Hey, church boy.

Hey, church boy.

What? What's up, man?

Oh, hey, I know you, now. Hey.

You can change your hair,

but you can't change your past.

That was... That's the old me,

man. That's the old me.

How about, everybody,

y'all just cover y'all ears

because this song right here

is for the sinners.

It's about whatever we say

it's about.

So, what that supposed to mean?

It means my cousin can flip

any song you got for the Lord.

- Can you?

- No.

So, I guess your cousin can

turn water into wine, too.

If so, my red cup

is running low of Henny.

Fine. Play whatever.

Okay, okay.

Let me see what you got.

Hey, hey, hypocrite,

come get this mic right quick.

- Where you at? Hey, you got

- Hey

- to tighten up your bra.

- shut up, man. There's hoes in here.

Yeah. I'm just letting

you know I know...

I could freestyle,

but I don't know anything

about the Bible

past Sunday school with Mom.

Come on, Jess. You know this.

Just make it rhyme with

"Jesus Christ," and you'll be fine.

No! No!

Okay, baby girl, let me see.

This what I'm gonna do.

I'm gonna apply that pressure.


All right, all right, okay.

Now, you know how it go.

Has you got it?


Oh. Yo, you... Are you ready?

It's your turn.


Church girl got a potty mouth, eh?

- Run it back.

- Oh. One more time. Okay, yeah.

'Cause, you know, they don't let you

in heaven that many times.

I'm letting you know. Let's go.

Yeah, yeah

Give it to him, let him do it

Ain't no pressure

Anything you might be going through

Don't let it press ya

Pray on it, stay on it,

ain't no pressure

God'll make a way

And on the way if you believe it

So if God is for you

Then why you even stressing?

It's already yours, so won't

you go and get your blessing

Eyes to the heavens

You don't need to doubt

With God on your side,

you will never go without

If God can make the trees

- Grow strong from a seed

- I told you.

He can do anything

Having you praise him and thank him

and live in his love, ay

Yeah, yeah. Okay, hey, okay.

That's enough, that's enough.

Yeah, okay.

Calm down, calm down,

calm down. Okay.

Where you say you're from?

- I'm from LA.

- LA?

Yo, but this is Atlanta

where it get dirty.


I was tired

of being tired of being tired

All right, let's go, baby.

I know the Lord can see

my potential, I been working

I told him it's been up since

I met you, pull the curtain

You always give the word

I'm deserving, that's for certain

I was tired of being tired

of being tired, yeah

You walk with me every day

and you help me in every way

I'll meet you at heaven's gate

but for now I'm-a levitate

I live by the Bible 'cause

that's the way that I medicate

You know that I'm learning

You said it's okay, at any rate

Go, cousin!

Sometimes I get down

I get down and you know that

I keep my hands up to God

'cause I'm in need right now

I need you, God


Okay, okay. That's enough.

All right. Calm down,

calm down, calm down.

Okay, that was Atlanta

but this Atlanta Atlanta

'cause we know how to sang.

Will I take the wrong direction

All my life

Where will I go?

Wh... Yeah.

Which way will you go? Huh?

Yeah. Home.

That's where you going.

- Okay. Come on.

- Are you ready? You got it?

- Come on. Come on.

- Okay, let's run it.

Who can, who can I run to?

Who can, who can I run to?

I can't stop the tears

from falling from my eyes

There's no one to run to

Nowhere to go if I fall apart

Out here on my own

And when the world's against me, yeah

There's no one I can trust

And I'm struggling

There's nowhere

to lay down my burdens

And the weight is

taking its toll on me

Will I ever heal my scars?

'Cause it's a feeling I can't escape

And I want to be strong

But I am breaking

How do I go within?

When I need to heal these scars

Who will be there to rescue me?

Does anybody hear my cries?

Tell me, how do I make it through?

I'm doing what I can to survive

'Cause when I really need someone

Who am I gonna run to?

I wanna find somewhere.

Okay, that's it.

That's it.

- That's all you get.

- Oh. Okay.

Good job. God is good.

Yeah, cousin!

I quit drinking.


Yo, Sam. We should

hang out after this.

I can give you a ride home.


Just don't keep her out too late.

Or fornicate.

And what does that mean?

You know just what that means, Sam.

No. No. I don't think I do.


You said come hang out,

not help you work.

Friends help friends.

I don't have friends.

We'll see.

Sam, good job tonight.

Are you okay?

You seemed a little emotional

singing out there.

Me? Nah.

I've rocked bigger rooms

than that before.

But praise songs h*t

people's heart a little different.

You're the number one lady

or something, right?

Yeah, you could say that.

I'm the first lady.

Well, let me let you in

on a little secret.

I don't really have

a relationship with God.

I just know how to rhyme.

Well, obviously, God has

a relationship with you.

I don't think so.

God used fish, donkeys, even hoes

to get his word across.

So don't think he won't use you, too.

That's Bible.

Let's go get 'em at locals.

What's... what's going on?

I think she just called me a ho.

I mean... Nah.

There is power

In the name of Jesus

To break every chain

Break every chain, break every chain

To break every chain

Break every chain, break every chain


- What?

- It's your solo.


Don't worry about it. I got it.

Top three winners

move forward to regionals.

- Yeah.

- You get through regionals

you're invited

to the national championship

which is where record labels scout.

- Okay.

- So, first in the way, I'd say...

the Promise Ringtones.

The Promise Ringtones

are like if Beyonc and Mary...

Mother of Jesus Mary,

not the one with the good knees

met at a beauty shop,

got their lives and edges together

and started a praise team.

Every time, worship slay.

What's the promise?

To not to have, you know...


No sex?

They say it's the vow of celibacy

that gives them perfect pitch.


- Hi.

- Hi.

Thank you.

You are so brave to show

your face when many think

your performance was

so disgraceful last year.

That's kingdom-building courage.

And on behalf of myself

and the Promise Ringtones,

we do not think

you're going straight to hell

as some people have said.



- Turn the gospel up

- How to love

A little louder

Prodigal Bros. Look away.

How to love

What a mighty God we serve

I don't think I can.

- I know.

- We serve

Oh, God.

Angels bow before him

Heaven and Earth adore him

- Can I get an amen?

- Amen.

We serve

How to love

What a mighty God

We serve

What a mighty God

We serve

Angels bow before him

Heaven and Earth adore him

Oil Factory?

What are you doing

back at competition?

That's Fallon.

Champion Life paid her

to join their praise team.

They've won nationals ever since.

So, y'all really think

God's gonna waste

a miracle on y'all this year?

Oh, no, thank you.

Drink it.

Go on.

Good God, it's delicious.

Would you like

a complimentary bookmark?

- It's laminated.

- Ew, no.

I made them myself.

I know she...

Just let it go.


The iPad Bibles are true.

Would it have k*lled you

to join this church?

Now, as the reigning national champs

we'd like to extend our gratitude

to the Grace Midtown Church

for hosting the local qualifiers

again this year.

That's right.

Let's get our praise on!

There's a f*re burnin' down below

For your sinnin' soul

Sinnin' soul

I rebuke the spirit of boredom

in this atmosphere.

Oh, your sinnin' soul

Sinnin' soul

Clubbin', twerkin', hot in here

Well, in hell, you're gonna sear

- Ooh, if I had something, I'd...

- Please don't throw too much

'cause that water gonna

make them pants shrink. More.

- You can see his spirit already.

- Yeah, could it be any tighter?

I see his disciples.

Your sinnin' soul

Your sinnin' soul

Hey, hey, hey.

- Here y'all are.

- Hey.

I just wanted to give y'all

a little encouragement

before y'all head out there.

I know it's not easy

showing up after a loss.

But being here, getting ready

to face these people again...

Yeah, they hate us.

But staring down your fear,

that's the win. All right?

Well, we're definitely victorious

'cause we are terrified.

Stop. Stop. You guys are good.

You got it, all right?

- I love y'all. Come on. Come on.

- We got this.

Oil Factory, up. Yes, sir.

- Sam.

- Hmm?

- You good?

- Yeah, yeah. I'm good.

I'm just wondering,

where's Melissa at?

Oil Factory, you're up

after Champion Life.

- Pastor, you can't be back here.

- Oh, okay.

Hey, go out there and k*ll.

Y'all know what I mean.

And now, the reigning champs.

They are about that life.

This is Champion Life!

Hey, oh

I smile

Even though I hurt, I see a smile

I know God is working, so I smile

Even though I been here

for a while, I smile

Today's a new day

- Is that Melissa?

- There is no sunshine

I know this heifer

didn't just switch teams.

Baby... baby. That's not nice to say.

What can I say?

Everyone wants to be a Champion.

Where is my blue skies?

Where is the love and the joy

that you promised me

Y'all, Melissa on Champion Life.

We know.

We're looking right at it, KiKi.

Get off your phone for once!

Power that I can't explain

Fell from heaven like a shower, now

I smile

Even though I hurt, see, I smile

I know my God is working

I smile, yeah

Don't you look down

Ooh, don't you give up

Oh, smile

Oh, smile

Even though I hurt, I see a smile

I know God is working, so I smile

Even though I've been here

for a while, I smile


Even though I hurt, I see a smile

I know God is working, so I smile

Ooh, Champion Life, honey.

They take it almost to the club.

Bring you right up to the door.

You can smell the Henn.

But they don't go in!

I know God is working, so I smile

Even though I been here

for a while, I smile

God is the champion! Amen!

Now, this next team is coming back

to redeem themselves

and that's okay, because our God

is in the redemption business.

So I need everyone

to give a round of applause

to the Oil Factory!

Let's do it. Let's do it.

Oh, Lord.

Oh, girl, it's them again?

What are we gonna do?

The Oil Factory!

- Move. Come on, move. Go... go!

- No... no.

Come on, come on.

Get up there! Let's go!


And who is this new one

looking like...

"I got a flat stomach

and I ain't had no kids yet."

Chile, please.


If you give me one match

I can light this place up

and we're out of here.

Please, no, not again, Jermaine.

- Chile...

- Don't give him the mic, chile.

Girl, he gonna mess around

and get a STD

- up on that floor.

- And it ain't gonna be

a sanctified transmission,

I tell you...

Please, Lord, let it be great.

There is power

In the name of Jesus

There is power

In the name of Jesus

There is power

In the name of Jesus

To break every chain

Why can't these little lambs

get it together?

Yes, please do something!

Don't let the devil win again!

Jess, get on the drums.

- Break every chain

- Don't you need me

- to back you up vocally?

- Go.

- Break every chain

- Okay.

- Break every chain

- What are you doing?

Oh! Okay.

I like that, Jess.

Hold on, hold on, hold on.

I like that.

- Keep doing that. Keep doing that.

- Yeah.

I like that.


Break every chain, break every chain

Break every chain

Okay... okay, let's go.

- Break every chain

- Let's go.

Break every chain, break every chain

- All right. Let's go.

- Come on, sing it, y'all.

Break every chain, break every chain

Break every chain

Break every chain

- Break

- Break every chain

Break every chain

There is power in the name of Jesus


Break every chain,

break every chain, break every chain

There is power in the name of Jesus

- Break every chain...

- Melissa.

Did you know about this?

- Hey! Hey! Hands up! Hands up!

- There's an army rising up

- Hands up!

- There's an army of angels

- There's an army rising up

- Oh, oh! Hands up!

- Hands up!

- Our generation of change

There's an army rising up

The chains are breaking

Break every chain, break every,

break every, break every chain

- I hear the chains falling

- Do you hear it? Oh

- Oh, they are falling

- So we gonna break

So we gonna break, so we gonna break

Every chain, every chain,

every chain, every chain


You don't have to wait

until the battle is over!

- Hallelujah!

- Yeah! That's it!

- The Spirit got you!

- Hey! All right, now!

You can shout right now!

Hey! Hallelujah!


And now, the moment

we have all been waiting for.

Who will continue

to the regional level

of the National

Praise Team Competition?

And in third place:

the Oil Factory!

Come on!

Go... go!

We're number three!

We're number three!

Now, coming in second place:

the Promise Ringtones!

And now

- in first place...

- Move. It's me.

And they are still about that life

make sure y'all give it up for

the winners of the local qualifiers:

Champion Life!

Samantha, is it?

It's Sam. Get it right.


A bit of Christian advice.

Stay in your prayer closet

'cause regionals ain't

gonna be so sweet.

So what happened to,

"I don't do that trash"?

Now you're okay with

twerking for the Lord?

And it ain't her first time.

You all thought you could do

so good with Sam, right?

- So I let you.

- And we did.

And we will continue to.

What do you want to do, KiKi?

Baby, try Jesus. Do not try me,

'cause you already know.

Come get your blessing.

You traitor!

Melissa, what's up with you, though?

- Me? What's up with me?

- Yeah, you.

- You!

- Me?

You led me on.

Every time I slashed my tires

and waited by the side of the road

- you picked me up.

- Wait, you did that?


I can change a flat faster than you.


What the hell?

- Can't even get in that car.

- Them little legs.

Good luck getting home!


Bye, then.

Y'all already know

I ain't never like her.

Well, there goes that.

Yo. Ol' girl here.

Which girl?

One from the platinum party.

Oh, yeah. The one with the voice?


Yeah, let her in.



This b*at is sick.

Yeah, that b*at too hard.

I'm thinking about

making it my first single.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

I'm still trying to figure out

the lyrics, though.

I could help you with that.

Or whatever.


What's that?

Whatever is whatever.

I'd do anything for the chance

to work with you.

You on some clout sh*t, huh?

That's a good thing.

That's a dangerous thing.

Hey, Slim

come let this young lady out.

What's going on?

I thought you was different.

I don't deal with people

who'd do anything to get on.

Go on home now.

Okay. That's how it is, huh?

Yeah, it's like that.

- I'm so sick of people.

- Bye.

It ain't my fault you ain't ready.

I'm not ready? You heard me.

When you don't believe in yourself

you'll do some desperate sh*t.

I lost everything.

But you wouldn't know

nothing about that

'cause you have freaking everything.

I lost everything, too.

It just don't look like it.

If you don't help me,

I'm-a have to do this gospel thing

just so executives can hear me sing.

And I really don't want

to do that. I really don't.


- That sounds terrible.

- Yeah.

Why do you think I'm here?

I don't know sh*t about God

or no church music.

Neither do I.

But that's the genius part.

I don't have to.

I can take any song...

Hell, I can take Can't Help It

and I can flip it into gospel.

Can't Help It is about getting high

and having sex in my Lambo.

What you talking about?

Not when I sing it.

You want to hear it?


But I'm not giving up

my good weed or my wine

'cause you singing about Jesus.

Now, come on.

My time ain't cheap.

This girl crazy

popping up in my house.

This is it.

Where all the magic happens.

Give me a second to figure it out.

The song went platinum, now.

Don't choke.

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

I'm-a be all right

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

Got G-O-D

All over my life

Don't worry where I been

What I did, how I came up

Every saint was a sinner

till they changed

Don't worry 'bout me


Something like that.

You believe that for real?

Believe what?

All that stuff

you was saying about God.

That everything gonna be all right.

Honestly, I don't really know.

My cousin's always like

"Isaiah says look for

a sign from the Lord

and everything's gonna be all right."

Who's Isaiah?

I don't know. Some dude in the Bible.

Well, I appreciate you coming

down here, being so annoying and

begging me to sing.

I wouldn't exactly call it begging.

Yeah, you was.

But you still helped me out, though.

- It helped you?

- Yeah, it did.

- How?

- When I come down here sometimes

I lose inspo.

But when you say everything a'ight

you made me feel better.



I never thought

I'd hear myself say this

but I think you should sing my song

at that church thing.

Huh? Nah, nah,

I was just messing around.

Nah, you come here

asking me for help.

I'm telling you this the one.

Let's get it.

I'm-a pull it up.

Yeah, yeah

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

Got G-O-D

All over my life

Don't worry where I been,

what I did, how I came up

Every saint was a sinner

till they changed

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

Got G-O-D

Test my patience

No matter what, I'm not breaking

I'm not basic

Throw your stone, you won't prevail

I got up every time I failed,

I failed

But God's got me till the end

Replaced every loss with a win

My life's great, get yours straight

All this hate tests your faith

My life's great, get yours straight

All this hate tests your faith

If God is for me

Who can be against me?

He's all I need

- All I need. Don't worry 'bout me

- That was it. We got it.

It's yours.

- You really like it, though?

- Oh, my gosh. It's so good.

Literally, Champion Life

is gonna have nothing on us.

We're gonna dance.

We're gonna have choreography.

It's gonna be amazing.

All over my life


That's gonna be my solo.

No. I got to tell you something.

- What?

- I don't think you're ready.

- Tell me.

- Really? You want me to tell you?

- Yes.

- Okay, I did it with TY.

You did it with TY?

Not that with TY. I did this with TY.

We were in the studio face-to-face.

He breathed on me, I breathed on him.

It was sparks. He was like:

Sing it like this

I was like: No, I'm not

gonna sing it like that

And I challenged him.

I gave him a challenge

'cause he's not used to that,

and boom, we made the song.

- That's amazing.

- I know.

So, did he ask about me?


What is this?

This is hard.

This is Atlanta.


Oh, yeah.

That's that song

he was working on in the studio.

Must have been

on the drive he gave me.


He's been calling nonstop, Sam.

Please say something to your dad.

He misses you.

Let's rehearse.

- Okay?

- Okay.

Ready? One, two, three.

I like this.

This how we gonna look. Come on, Oil.

- Okay. Hips, hips.

- Let me try.

t*nk leg right there.

t*nk leg right there.

Feel your fingers.

It's just giving too much, Jess.

Nah, Jess.

You got it, you got it.


Come on, big guy.

Five, six.

Don't worry 'bout me

Here we go.

All right

Got G-O-D

All over my life

Don't worry where I been,

what I did, how I came up

Every saint was a sinner

till they changed

Hey! Move back a bit.

I'm-a be all right, I got G-O-D

All right, all right.

I'm done!

Next up, in the Southern Regionals

Praise Team Competition



Yeah, Bechurch!

What's shaking?

Look at this life I'm making

I don't fake it, G-O-D on my side

I'm sacred, we gon' take it

We going up right now, no waiting

My life need a little reshaping

I'm-a trust my faith ain't breaking

I could put a hand on the Bible

I'm a real-life disciple, yeah

Cora, now you gonna have

to hurry up and get here.

You are on CP time.

Hey, it's saved, baby. It's saved.

Yeah, I'm trying to save your seat,

but you have to hurry up.

Now, you know

these Bible bullies is aggressive.

Hey, baby,

she's at the bathroom. Saved.

Son of God, that's my title

You know that that's my idol, yeah

You need a little him in your life

I told everybody it's vital

Or else I'm-a scratch

y'all out like vinyl

It's viral

What's shaking?

Jesus gonna have to save

these seats 'cause I got to go!

My God!

My life need a little reshaping

I'm-a trust my faith ain't breaking

You know, sometimes in life

it gets hard.

These white boys for Jesus! Come on!


Who knew?

And if you ever feel like

you need somebody

someone to talk to...

he's right there.


Come on! Come on in!

Oh, Lord! All right!

Thank you!


Congratulations on

making it to regionals.

You're proof that a bruised heel

can still crush a serpent's head.

I reckon we're gonna win, though.

Oh, of course.

But God bless you.

- God bless you.

- Bye-bye.

That's Bible. She just means even

though our team took an "L" last year

we're still able to crush it.

Oh, that was actually really sweet.

Get ready

and let's welcome to the stage

the Promise Ringtones!

Let's go, Ringtones!

All right, ladies!

Here we go!

I should do a TikTok praise dance

- Dance

- On that Jesus time

- I don't wait on any man

- Any man

G-O-D got my life in his hands

If you wanna see some real change

- Give him a chance

- He never left me

Why he love me, I can't explain

Blessings I can't contain,

put you up on his name

- His name

- Nothing stopping his reign

God g*ng, g*ng, g*ng

If you don't jump

to get your praise on

- Then you don't feel my pain

- Hold up

- Please don't get me hype

- Hype

- How he changed my life

- Life

Don't argue with me when I say

he took me to new heights

I'm a boss, I'm a leader

- Yeah, he made me a believer

- A believer

Yeah, my mama the first lady

and my daddy is a preacher

We have to b*at out Bechurch

and the Promise Ringtones?

Top three winners make it to finals,

and we still haven't even seen

Champion Life.

Hey, I don't think

I've ever told you this

but I'm really proud of

the changes you've made, man.

You know, I appreciate that.

- Coming from the streets...

- Big Love!

- Hey, Big Love.

- sh*t.

I been calling you, bro.

- Yeah. What's up, man?

- Hey

that Birkin you sold us

the other night...

You know,

I dibble dabble in handbags.

So that's what

they're calling it now, huh?

A brother got some lungs, don't he?

All right.

- Was smoking.

- Yeah.

It's worth every bit

of that little 10K.

- 10K.

- 10K?

- On God.

- Yeah.

Do you remember...

I told you I be doing, like,

a little triathlon thing?

When was the last time you exercised?

Uh, sh*t.

That's a lot of money.

Pastor, you know all my money

be going to tithes and offering.


Maybe we should be quiet

in church, huh?

- Man, it was blowing.

- Like, yeah. Like, shut up.

This is my pastor.

PG. Pastor.

- Pastor.

- My bad, God.

You don't look like

no pastor, though.

Ah, yeah. You know,

I hear that every now and then.

What are you doing, man?

Yes, I best get back

to stepping for Jesus.

- Get my praise on. Yeah.

- Okay.


With God, anything I want

- I could have it

- Okay

All I have to do is ask him

What's happening?

There ain't nothing

you can tell me 'bout my God

Took away my pain

and filled me with his love

- He my number one

- One

- We been on the run

- Run

Can't nobody do me like him

And where would I be

- If he never made me this lit

- This lit

- If he never gave me this drip

- This drip

- The shine on me is all him

- All him

Excuse me. Is this seat saved?

Oh, no. Nobody.


But you. Come on in here

and get with God.

- All right.

- All right.

You good?

Not your average

Ready for any challenge

Anything I want, I could have it

All I have to do is

- Ask him

- All I got to do

- Is ask

- What's happening?


I changed the music.

What? Now? No.

Nah, we about to go on.

Just follow my lead.

You're up, Oil Factory.

I got this.

And let's welcome

to the stage the Oil Factory!

Let's go!

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

Got G-O-D

All over my life

Don't worry where I been,

what I did or how I came up

Every saint was a sinner

till they changed

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

I got G-O-D

Was it time for the altar call

already? Where is he going?

No matter what you do,

I'm never breaking

I'm not basic

Any stone you throw will not prevail

'Cause I do it very well

Did you give her your song?


God's got me till the end

- She stole it.

- Replaced every loss with a win

My life's great, get yours straight

All this hate tests your faith

My life's great, get yours straight

All this hate tests your faith

- God's got me

- Come on, guys. Come on. Let's go.

Yeah, yeah

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

Got G-O-D

All over my life

Don't worry where I been,

what I did or how I came up

Every saint was a sinner

till they changed

Don't worry 'bout me

I'm-a be all right

I got G-O-D

So, who won?

Obviously not y'all.

Champion Life, first place.

Ringtones second.

Bechurch third.

If we had just kept

to what we rehearsed

we'd be at nationals by now.

And you know we all thinking it.

The new track was dope

but without practicing,

we just weren't ready.

I just panicked, all right?

Well, the Internet is saying

TY was there

but he left

in the middle of our show.

Was that the same track

from that night at his studio?

I wasn't planning on using it.

You stole it?

How could you do

something like that?

I would never do something like that.

I was trying to help

you all out, okay?

It wasn't about us, Sam.

All you do is whine about

what you want and what you deserve.

Would it k*ll you to show

the tiniest bit of gratitude

for what God has

already done for you?

Oh, my gosh, Jess. Shut up!

Me shut up?

You shut the hockey puck up.

You don't care if I find God

so stop pretending

that you're all deep

like some young, black Baby Yoda!

Worship thyself not God, you do!

- Lies!

- Okay, at least I tried.

At least I'm not in

some delusional bubble in some house

drawing dead cats.

You ungrateful jackhole.

- I'm out!

- Oh, man.

Fine! Get the oyster shuck on, then!

You get the oyster shuck on!

And by the way,

Cheddar was not just a dead cat.

She was my emotional support animal!

You are not my sister-cousin anymore!

How you doing? What can I get you?

Rum and Coke.

Can I just see your ID?


Okay, Deborah Goldstein.


Oh. Here you go.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

Are you kidding me

with this weak-ass drink?

I need another sh*t.

I'm sorry. I can't.

Take me back to where we started

I open up

- My heart

- Oh, great.

To you

Oh, I'm not here for blessing

Oh, no

Jesus, you don't owe me anything

And more than anything

that you can do

I just want you

I just want you

I just want you.

- Thank you, Rob.

- You're welcome.

So, what are you doing here?

I could be asking you

the same thing, first lady.

Well, I'm grown.

And this is my place.

Yeah. Natalie, that's me.

What's your excuse?

I didn't want to go home.

The team is in their feelings

because I switched up the music.

So the new music was your idea?


And I kind of stole it from somebody

who was gonna help me

get my music career going.

He was there.

And we lost anyways.

No fun in sinning

and not winning, huh?

Who you telling?

But you're a singer for real.

Why aren't you running things

every Sunday?

Ooh, that... that used to be me.

Yeah. Back in the day,

it was all about me.

What I could receive.

The money, the fame,

the attention, the men.

That was before PG.

- Okay.

- Okay.

But, you know, praise, it...

it works different.

And it hits people different.

You were right.

The other night

when I sang at the arcade

you said I looked like I was scared.

I felt like a fraud, you know?

Singing about having faith

and trusting God.

When my mom d*ed,

I stopped talking to God.

He wasn't listening

so I stopped.

You know, God, he doesn't promise

we'll get everything we want.

Life is going to do life, hon.

You'll have some wins

and you'll have some losses.

But God promises to always be there.

- I am not so sure about that.

- Yeah.

You know what? That's okay.

But guess what.

Of all the lounges,

you strolled into mine.

Look, I get it. I do.

Sometimes life can go so wrong that

you have to really sit down

and think, "What's good?"

I mean, "What's really good?"

- You know?

- Yeah.

But you got to count

your blessings, okay?

That's where it starts.

And that's praise.

Thank you.

I'm sorry.

Me, too.

Love you.

Love you.


Oh, hi, PG.


Yes. I'll be right there.




TY, if you could just

let me in to explain.

Go away.

He don't want to talk to you.

TY, I'm sorry, okay? I'm sorry.

You trusted me, and I blew it.

Hang up on her, man.

I'll try not to take

too much of y'all time.


the Promise Ringtones' church

will not allow Kelly to sing, and

the rest of the Ringtones

will not compete without her.

Wait, what happened?

There's a tape.

Apparently Kelly and

- one of the guys from church...

- Oh, tea!

A sex tape?


You right, PG.

I'm-a mind my own business

but I'm-a start tomorrow.

Thank you.

So, according to their church rules

Kelly is not allowed

to perform with the team.

That's not how we roll here, okay?

That's their church rules.

So, you have been invited

to nationals.


Did you get my message?


I'm sorry to hear about Kelly.

She was really nice to us.

So what do you think about competing?

You guys still want me on the team?

- Duh.

- Of course.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

I ever tell y'all

how I became a pastor?


I stole the wrong car.


Or the right one,

depending on how you look at it.

I stole a car that belonged

to a pastor, and I got caught.

In exchange for not pressing charges

he made me come

to his service every Sunday

for the next three months straight.

Oh, wow.

Now, that first Sunday was

my first time at church ever.

But I knew that my life was

gonna change from that day on.

You see, all of us,

no matter what, we're gonna fail.

We're gonna mess up.

We're gonna make mistakes.

All of that. So what?

Get over it.

Just keep going no matter what.

Your story ain't over.

All right.

Y'all let me know

what y'all want to do.

It's on y'all.

- Bye.

- All right, Peeg.

Okay, before you guys say anything

I would feel a lot better

if I could just say a few things

that I'm grateful for.

- Go ahead.

- Oh, I got to hear this.

So, in no particular order

as Usher would say...

These are my confessions

First of all, I can't judge Kelly

because the footage that is

out there on me...


And I know God has covered

a pregnancy stick or two

because when I say your girl has

been reckless, she has been reckless.

Come on, now.

And that night that

I blacked out off the D'USSE

and the car got me home...


To this day, I still don't know how.

But now I know it was you, God.

I know it. I feel it. I know it.

Told you that D'USSE do that.

D'USSE be testing our faith.

Won't he do it?

And do, and do.

My mom had this wild faith in me.

And in God, too.

And I'm beginning to see

how it all connects

how God loves us

and how we love each other.

- That's right.

- And I didn't understand that

until I came here

and I met some really cool people.


Who I know will always have my back.

- Better know it.

- We got you.

And I'll always have yours.

I knew your testimony

was gonna h*t different.


- Guys, if we're confessing...

- All right.

After, you know,

I got all those IG followers

after Sam sang at the Painted Duck...

I may have gotten carried away

and opened a OnlyFans.

- OnlyFans?

- That's how I got this watch.

What's the at name on that?

I want to see if it's...

You telling the truth,

see it's really you.

I closed it down.

Now, anybody else

got something to confess?

Y'all ain't gonna

believe this, but...

I never stopped selling weed.

- We know. Everybody knows.

- Yeah, everybody knows.

- Y'all knew? Okay.

- I didn't know.

Yeah, it's over now. You know...

Well, it is this one dude.

I still got to serve him.

But after that, I'm done.

It's just on

some street stuff with him.

And I'm dating somebody

from Champion Life.

- What?

- Traitor.

Okay, okay. Now it makes sense

why you friend-zoned me.

And me.

Jess, I... Come on.

- Now, that...

- Baby.

Melissa finds out that your true boo

is standing right beside her

at Champion Life.

Your tires gonna get slashed.

So... what do we do about finals?


Did you hear about

that Promise Ringtone?

No. What?

Sex tape.



Now they won't let her compete.

What? Now, if they sat me down

every time I did a sex...

- Oh, no. No, no. No.

- I mean...

Okay, I'm just saying.

- Hey, PG.

- What's up, man?

- Good luck, Pastor.

- Thank you.

Oh, look who showed up.

The Chevron reverend himself.

Hey, man.

You know what's funny about God?

You with the Oil Factory

and y'all had just enough fuel

to make it to finals.

God got a sense of humor.

I tell you what.

Funny. Amen.

- Okay.

- Bruh.

I owe you something?

What you talking about, brother?

Like, I mean, Jesus paid the price.

But you still acting like

I owe you something. So what's up?

Take your foot off the gas

a little bit.

We're just two brothers, you know.

- Foot off the gas.

- Right.

Hey, I... I know you a bishop, right?

So you understand that

the oil represents God's spirit.

So being in the Oil Factory

is good with me.

You feel me?

I feel... I... I knew that, so...

I mean, everybody know that, right?

That's in the New... New Testament.

John, chapter...

Yeah. Enjoy the show, everybody.

Chile, I heard that clap back

all the way over here.

- Hey, I'll be right back.

- Oh, it's about to start.

Welcome, welcome, welcome

to the National

Praise Team Championship!


This year, we have the biggest

and brightest praise teams

competing for the honor of being

the best praise team in America!

How you doing? Here you... Oh, okay.

- Hey, you made it.

- Thanks for calling me.

Yeah, no problem. Come on.

The seat's over this way.

Hey, hey, can I... can I talk to you?

We haven't always seen

eye to eye, but...

I know it took a man like you

to help Sam.

I appreciate you.

It's all good, bro.

That's what family's for, right?

Okay, okay.

Let's get to our seats, man.

Every time that I am down

You lift me up

And I am heaven bound

Heaven bound

Yeah! Heaven bound!

Coming to the stage

the national three-time reigning

Praise Team Competition winners

under the leadership

and sometimes shenanigans

of Bishop Jerome Headley

please make some noise

for Champion Life!

- Come on, now.

- Y'all know what y'all do.


When things go bad, my God's so real

I praise his name like no one will

Big love flows through all my fears

Say his name 'cause he always hears

Don't just wish, give him your will

Ten different reasons to rely on him

Seek and you should find,

it be giving me chills

Blessings from above

rolling in like wheels

- I was born to praise

- Yeah

- Yes, in Jesus' name

- Yeah

Give yourself some rest,

you deserve the best

- Yeah

- But nothing in this world

- Yeah

- That he love more than us

Jesus, all I ever

really need is Jesus

I don't need another thing,

just Jesus

I surrender everything to Jesus

I got blessings out the roof

Trust me, he the truth

I got blessings out the roof

Trust me, he the truth

Clapping my hands, doing my dance

Praising the Lord

All of this cash

You gotta tithe to get you some more

I got angels in the coupe,

trust me, they the truth

I got angels in the coupe

Trust me, they the truth

I got a problem, I need his help

- Yeah

- I go straight to that shelf

I get my Bible, I gotta study

'Cause no faith can get ugly,

all my enemies in trouble

Better bow your head, be humble

I heard that Jesus don't stop

Nah, he never stop, stop

That's him protecting his flock

He designed me like this,

took his time on this here

His love is always near,

with him, I have no fear


- Dad?

- Sam.

- Good luck.

- All right. Thanks, man.


I hope you're not mad I'm here.

The way we left things last time

at your aunt and uncle's.

I'm not mad.

I'm actually happy you're here.


I came here to bring you this.

What is it?

Larry told me about you singing.

He said it was some church thing,

but that didn't sound right.

Like, Sam in church...

Reminded me of this.

Your mom wanted you

to have it someday.

I remember this.

She would wear it all the time.

Here, let me help.

Look, I am so proud of you.


And I know she would be, too.

- Thank you, Dad.

- No, no, no. Don't cry. All right?

You look beautiful. I did not

want to upset you. I'm gonna just...

Dad, I'm not upset.

You being here is actually a sign

that everything's gonna be okay.

And that Mom is still with us.

Dad, you're my blessing.

- Oh, what is happening down here?

- Here.

All right, sweetie.

Just please stop crying.

Yo, Sam. It's time.


Go get your seat and everything.

You can't come all this way

and miss it.

- Yeah...

- Okay.

- I love you.

- I love you, too.

Looking in the mirror

Ooh, man, I'm blessed

Talking to the man above

Give me some rest

Come on, now.

- Yes!

- That's what I'm talking about.

What is this?

You're not serving a look, sweetie?

You know what? I get it.

Winning used to mean more to me

than praise did, too.


You're as desperate to win

as we are.

I'm not as desperate as you.

- Yeah? Yeah? Yeah? Yeah?

- Yeah? Yeah? Yeah?

The jail you planned for me

is the one you gonna rot in.

- It's okay, KiKi.

- What?

Until you do right by us

everything you think about

gon' crumble.


The Color Purple

was on Starz last night.

Just let it get out of her system.

We may be poor, we're black

some of us may be ugly

but, dear God, we're here!

- Okay. Yeah.

- All right.

We are here.

- Okay, KiKi, okay.

- Okay.

So do you guys really think

this is the right move?

- I do.

- Yeah, we all do.

Okay, well, then let's get it.

Hands on, hands up!

Hands on, hands up!

Next up, from Atlanta, Georgia

give it up for the Oil Factory!

Come on, hey!

I'm a believer

Telling you I really believe

I'm a believer

Even though I've never seen

I'm a believer

Look at my life and you will see

I'm a believer

- How can you not believe?

- Oh, yeah

I believe just like

the air I breathe, yeah

Believe even though

my eyes can't see, yeah

Every day, you feel

so real to me, yeah

You turned my dreams into reality

- That's why I love you

- I love you

Oh, God, oh, God, I love you

Place no one above you,

put nobody else before you

Because I'm a believer

It's like that

'cause when I was a sinner

You took me right back

I'm a believer

Telling you I really believe

I'm a believer

Even though I've never seen

I'm a believer

Look at my life and you will see

I'm a believer

How can you not believe?

Yes, I see the thing

that they wishing on me

But giving him the glory

ain't no struggle for me

I live in his word

'cause you know I believe

In God's plan

- God's plan

- You got it, Kelly! Go!

Yes, I see the thing

- That they wishing on me

- Wishing on me

But giving him the glory

- Ain't no struggle for me

- Struggle

- For me

- I live in his word

'Cause you know I believe

in God's plan, God's plan

- Oh, yeah

- I'm a believer

Telling you I really believe

I'm a believer

Even though I've never seen

I'm a believer

Look at my life and you will see

I'm a believer

How can you not believe?

Same God right now

Let's go!

- He is

- He is

Same God right now

I know that I know that I know

- He is, he is

- He is

Same God right now

Over here, say

- He is

- He is

Same God right now

Somebody say

I'm a believer

Telling you I really believe

I'm a believer,

even though I've never seen

I'm a believer, look at

my life and you will see

I'm a believer

How can you not believe?

Yes, I see the thing

that they wishing on me

But giving him the glory

ain't no struggle for me

I live in his word 'cause you know

I believe in God's plan

Oh, how can you not believe?

- We did it!

- Oh, my gosh!



- Let's go, let's go, let's go!

- Okay! Yes!

Now, that's how you come back!

That's how you come back, baby!

And now, the moment

we've all been waiting for.

In third place...


It was good. It was nice.

In second place...

What a surprise.

Champion Life!

Wow. Really?

Champ... Did she just say...

Excuse me?

Sit down!

Give her grace. We understand.

And now, the winner

of the National

Praise Team Competition...

the Oil Factory!


- Let's go, Oil Factory!

- Yeah!

This is Russian hacking!

And I will not concede!

Yes, way to go, Sam!

- Go, Oil Factory team!

- Yeah.

Oil Factory!

Oil Factory! Oil Factory!

- Oil Factory!

- What?

- Oil Factory!

- What?

Oil Factory! Oil Factory!

You left this at the house.

From the night we first met.

I was looking for this.

I was gonna give it back

until you walked in my house

and finessed me.

And now?

I don't know.

I'm here.

I know I don't deserve

you coming here.

Most definitely don't.

But I'm actually really grateful

for the chance to say that I'm sorry.

TY, I am really, really sorry

for betraying you and your trust.

You didn't deserve that.

Maybe we could start over?

Not about the music but as friends?

Not so fast. You still owe me, now.

Even I know "Thou shalt not steal."


So let's just start with a song.

You want us to work together?

All right, we better head out.

I'll be in touch.



Did he ask about me?

You were all he could talk about.

I knew it.

God is good.

God is good.


Don't you just feel that?

Like, the spirit, it's, like...

It's overtaking me, you know?

We're not doing that right now.

- It's the Holy Spirit.

- No.

- It's activating.

- Jess

- we're not activating right now.

- I just...

I got to let it out.

You are

- All right. Here we go.

- The source of my strength

You are the source of my life

Oh, my God.

I lift my hands in total praise

To you





Thank you, Jesus.




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