2017 Year In Review: Kim Burrell Falls From Grace After Bashing LGBT Community

Published: Wednesday 6th Dec 2017 by Rashad

Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2017 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.  Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree reshaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.

Next up we reflect on once beloved gospel star Kim Burrell and the year she fell from grace…

Like Mariah Carey before her, Kim Burrell’s 2017 technically started off on a sour note…in 2016!  On New Year’s Eve the highly touted gospel star was filmed condemning homosexuals in a fiery sermon that later went viral (see video above).  The backlash was swift and harsh.

Due on ‘Ellen’ the next week in continued support of her contribution to the ‘Hidden Figures‘ soundtrack (alongside Pharrell Williams), Burrell was not only disinvited by the show’s hostess but also distanced from the project all together by Williams and the film’s stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae (click here to read more).

As if that wasn’t enough, Burrell lost her television show, radio show, and was uninvited to award shows for her anti-LGBT stance (click here to read more).  To put this into perspective, all of the aforementioned occurrences happened less than 7 days from the day the video surfaced.  Even acts who tried to offer their support of the embattled ‘Try Me Again’ singer (see: Shirley Caesar, Tamar Braxton, & more) suffered criticism at the hands of detractors.


The events at the year’s onset forced Kim out of the spotlight to spend most of 2017 behind the scenes while the heat cooled.

Here’s hoping 2018 prove itself a much better year for the gospel legend.


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  1. Fancy BISH December 6, 2017

    Ya’ll so shady lol

  2. Meme December 6, 2017

    Big ole bish.

    • Crooklyn December 6, 2017

      Like yo mama

  3. Mel December 6, 2017

    She’s worrying about the Gays….when she needs to worry about OVER-EATING. Girl. One sin is no greater than the other. PIG. Notice how they always shading Mariah on the low

  4. Stephy December 6, 2017

    I still love her singing tho, like DAMN this lady can SANG!

  5. Hmmm December 6, 2017

    I see nothing wrong with vocalizing one’s personal religious convictions. Kim was not on a national platform like CNN or NBC, she was at church preaching to other church folk. Smdh

    • Tim Brown December 6, 2017

      Yup…this bias blog! Get outta here! Yall want freedom of speech on your own terms as long as it does not go agaisnt your own belief system!! How much different are yall from others?? Everyone is not going to agree with your beliefs! Smh!

      • Paulo December 7, 2017

        freedom of speech does not mean free hate speech allowed. sit down

    • Davalli December 8, 2017

      You sound ignorant and I bet your looks match your silly ass thoughts

  6. Bam December 6, 2017

    But was anybody truly surprised? If anything at least she made her position clear unlike Tina Campbell who tip toes and says dumb s*** like “I voted for trump because of his Christian values” when she really means “I voted for trump cause he’s republican and they would’ve never help with the gay rights movement like the lefties”.

    • Tim Brown December 6, 2017

      So what if that were her thoughts? Do we not have respect for people having their own thoughts?

  7. pat December 6, 2017

    That’s the thing with church people when they try to become stars. Corporations have the right to distance themselves from you based on your views, religious or not, especially when stated in a certain way. Long time coming for Kim though…unique gift, but her attitude has never been the most beloved in industry circles.

  8. SMH December 6, 2017

    I don’t think she REALLY fell from grace though. Most religious black people share her views, and that’s her audience.

  9. milli December 6, 2017

    Girl she can sit down! she just as much of a sinner then anyone else ! eating all those extra calories is a sin too!

    • Fancy BISH December 6, 2017


  10. Crooklyn December 6, 2017

    f/a/g/s always in they feeling about something

  11. Your Name December 6, 2017

    Kim is still loved and revered in the church. Even by the gays. That mainstream career that she wanted so badly will never come to fruition though.

  12. TruthTeller December 6, 2017

    Kim Burrell is a VERY VERY lonely woman! She has what’s called “Fat Girls Syndrome”!! It’s very known in the back church. It includes very lonely women who feel like there’s a shortage of men because they don’t have one. But the reality is Your “Mis-built” and gross!! Gay men have nothing to do with the shortage, the fellas just don’t want you. So Kim did this out of PURE HATRED!!!!! She is bitter, un-desirable, lop sided, and angry!!! She is dating OREOS, KRISPY CREAM, KFC, MCDONALD’S, and she’s in an exclusive relationship with GOLDEN CORRAL!!!! Gay men are beautiful creatures, command attention and work hard and are successful and she doesn’t understand why that can’t be her.

  13. DanYiel Iman December 6, 2017

    Who didn’t know she didn’t like the gays??? She has a nice voice but will I purchase anything from her wishing death on the gays who helped her get her lifely look in order for the Straight crowds…

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