Gospel Star Kim Burrell To Bobbi Kristina: “…You’re Living Out Something That’s Killing You Quickly”

Published: Wednesday 19th Mar 2014 by Rashad


Ask many a music lover who the “greatest singer of all time is” and you’re sure to hear Kim Burrell‘s name in abundance.  With a voice that is often branded as your “favorite singer’s, favorite singer”, Burrell has made quite a name for herself in the gospel and secular world as a premier vocalist.

Now, the ‘Lift Jesus’ songstress is lifting her voice in different ways.

Chatting with our friends over at Essence.com to gear up for season 7 of BET’s hit gospel reality competition ‘Sunday Best’, Burrell was also quizzed on late friend/pop icon Whitney Houston and Houston’s troubled daughter Bobbi Kristina.

As many know Kim to be one who “keeps it real”, this interview was certainly no exception.  See her quotes below:

Kim on Missing Whitney Houston:
“It’s still very hard. We just did a documentary; me, David Foster, Jennifer Hudson, Pat of course, Whitney’s mom, CeCe Winans, her brothers, Clive Davis. I think they interviewed Dionne [Warwick] too. We all did our own contribution to this documentary about her that is going to be simply amazing. 

 I miss her every single day. I miss our talks. When Whitney called, we didn’t talk for 20 minutes. Whitney liked to talk for 7 hours at a time. And we spent 14 years doing that. ” 

Kim on Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina:

“If I were to be in her ear, the first words I would probably say are, ‘Just stop it. And you know exactly what I mean. You know what time it is. Don’t go there.’ The girl is smart. To me, she’s a victim of circumstance. I’m not making any excuses, but she was born into craziness. At nine years old, your parents give you $5,000 to go shopping, and the money increases as you get older and you’re pretty much on your own. And you’re doing what you want to do and you’re around all this stuff that she’s involved in as a teenager.

So, I would just tell her, ‘Baby, just stop.’ And consider your life to be your own and not a reflection of anyone else’s. Do your best to try to live from this moment forward as an adult because right now you’re living out something that’s killing you quickly. I don’t want to talk too much about [her marriage] ‘cause it is a sore spot. She’s young. And I just hope that at some point she’ll let people in. She’s very rebellious, but she loves me. She just doesn’t want to hear what I have to say. And I get that.”


Also speaking on her influence on Adele, ‘Sunday Best’ season 7 and more, click here to read the interview in its entirety.

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  1. christinastherealtalent March 19, 2014

    These so called Christians need to quit judging people. I think Bobbi is doing a great job considering she has stayed out of the public eye, hasn’t been in trouble with law etc…maybe there’s a lot that happens behind closed doors but if so I think Bobbi does a great job keeping it that way so the media doesn’t do to her what it did to Whitney and Michael.

    • Keyz March 19, 2014

      Doing a great job sniffing crack?

    • FutureCIARA March 19, 2014

      Kim Burrell is not judging her, but giving sound advice through an interview hoping that it gets to Bobbi’s ears….

      There was no judgment in what she said, She came from a place of love as they are considered family!

      Secondly, The media picks and chooses who their victims are…. One day your In, and the next day your OUT! Hollywood and fame is not easy, and there are some really sick secret things that go on behind the scenes.

      So I would take her statements simply as warnings, hoping to see the best for her good friends daughter, and not wishing hurt or danger on the girl and her situation.

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  2. Kim Burrell stan March 19, 2014

    Where did she judge her? People throw around the word “judge” too loosely.

  3. Mc Hammer March 19, 2014

    If Kim really cared she wouldn’t gossiping to the press about the girl. Talk to her and private, don’t join the media and encourage people to come against her. Triflin!

  4. Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

    Po’thang! This girl was raised by crackheads. Listen, we all love our Nippy but she was a crackhead before Bobbi was even born. 9/10 Bobbi was born a crack baby.

    Whitney tried her best but the drug is POWERFUL. Bobbi was probably getting high with Whitney.

    She is on something because that same white boy that gave Nippy the drugs is hanging around Bobbi & her brother oopps I mean husband.

    Peep this video out. Bobbi is high as a kite & that white boy in this video was Nippy’s crack seller…


    • Bottom March 19, 2014

      Omg that was so sad to watch

    • FutureCIARA March 19, 2014

      He is using that poor girl for everything she has…..

      SO sad,

      It actually makes me angry

      • Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

        Using?! He grew up with Bobbi in the same household since they were kids. Bye Gurl

        Bobbi is a crackhead because of her mother not this boy!

  5. Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

    Before I get bashed with Mariah Carey jokes…

    I already know Mariah Carey is an alcoholic so save your nasty comments…

  6. Dionne Warwick stan March 19, 2014

    Whitney houston on crack >>> most of today’s artists

    • Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

      That’s irrelavent to this topic on hand tho…

      Whitney was a great singer (2nd to Aretha Franklin) but just because you can sing does not mean you can just go around smoking crack while raising your child up to be one as well..

      • Keyz March 19, 2014

        What’s done is DONE! Whitney is dead because she chose that lifestyle and her daughter will follow suit. All of the Houston’s are f***** up

  7. Bottom March 19, 2014

    Bobbi on that stuff

  8. Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

    Also, Kim is not being Judgmental she is being truthful.

    The delusional-ness is REAL out here in these streets.

    It’s amazing to me how much people love to stay in la la land instead of REALITY LAND.

    Kim cannot get in touch with Bobbi K because she is not allowing people with a sense of knowledge to get in touch with her.

    She wont even allow her own father to see nor speak with her. Bobbi is also about to be 21 (if shes already not) so that means her mothers money will be all hers to smoke/sniff inside her body…

    We are so blinded by these pop stars fame & talent that its hard to see the truth..

    Whitney Houston was/is a crackhead junkie

    Michael Jackson was/is a junkie/alleged child m*******

    This is the truth of our stars. Stop being delusional & making excuses for these “famous” people.

    Bobbi Kristina will be dead in a few years if she don’t get the help she needs while she is still young & able…


  9. Keyz March 19, 2014

    Who gives a f***? Let her destroy herself. Crack heads have to want help. She’s too far gone at a young age.

  10. Keyz March 19, 2014

    Anywayz, Kim Burrell >>>>>

  11. christinastherealtalent March 19, 2014

    When you make a comment about anybody’s life regardless of what its about, it’s “judging”

    You obviously don’t know so because you spend your entire day judging everything and everybody thinking your opinion is relevant or that people actually give a damn about you.

    • Keyz March 19, 2014

      Aint nobody judging that junkie. That b**** is a crackhead, looks like a corpse and is going to hell…. now that’s judging and ask me if I give a f***?

    • Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

      No babe. Im just speaking (THE) my truth about this article that was posted TO BE JUDGED ….

      You are so right my opinion does not matter but its my right to express it whether you like it or not.

      Also, I dont come from a place of ignorance. I have delt with druggies in my family & I know exactly what im talking about. But once again its not my business to judge but I WILL IF I WANT TO…

      Ps. You have the WILL to ignore my comments & keep it the f*** moving boo boo!

  12. Tisha March 19, 2014

    Preach Kim.

    For many of you if you’re living your life in the light there’s nothing bad to be brought to the press. Kim has it right, Bobbi needs to stop. Little by little she’s following her Mom’s footsteps with the type of man and lifestyle. We saw how it ended and hurt for Whitney but yeah let’s just pretend we don’t see it happening for Bobbi.

  13. Theman March 19, 2014

    Mariah as a complete singer/vocalist anyone else period.. She has everything that a singer could have.. BK will work things out..

  14. Xoxo March 19, 2014

    How anybody can fall in love with that ugly guy is a mystery to me

    • Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

  15. Byron Nehemiah Terell Ross March 19, 2014

    I hope she wakes up and decides not to play with death. Damn…

  16. nivea March 19, 2014

    i hope blue ivy doesnt turn out like this!
    they are a reminence of whitney & bobby brown, in their early & happy stages, when bobby was a baby!

    • Stephy Tha Lambily March 19, 2014

      Child, PU—LEASE!

      Do you really think Beyonce would ever allow her child to become a crackhead/druggie.

      She would go threw the pits of hell before that happens!

  17. JOHNVIDAL March 20, 2014

    Never heard anyone saying this woman (I don´t know who she is either) is the greatest singer of all time? Just saying. Some church voices are overrated. Maybe it´s not this woman´s case, but if we are talking about a Jennifer Hudson type of singer… thanks but no.

  18. MUSICHEAD March 20, 2014

    Anyone who knows anything about music knows who Kim Burrell is. Please educate yourself.

  19. เลขเด็ด August 6, 2017

    Thanks very much for sharing this with us.

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