After seeing her 2017 and 2018 riddled with criticism for her anti-LGBT comments and more (click here to read more on that), ‘Try Me Again’ Gospel songstress Kim Burrell is under fire again – this time from Twitter followers who disapprove of disparaging remarks made toward R&B singer Fantasia.
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Burrell has made no secret of her admiration of her mentee, Grammy-winning songstress Leandria Johnson. And, despite earning a wealth of negative press for public drunkenness, profanity fueled rants on social media, and more (like those seen here), the 36-year-old continues to earn high praise from Kim – who maintains Johnson does not get her due reverence from the public.
Case in point? A recent event (seen in the video above) saw Burrell call out industry “powers-that-be” for not choosing Leandria to portray Aretha Franklin in the forthcoming biopic starring Jennifer Hudson (click here to read more on that). Incorrectly naming Fantasia as the film’s star, the ‘Sweeter’ singer’s speech above made fans sour when she suggested that Fannie was not as talented as Johnson.
Needless to say, social media quickly came to the ‘American Idol’ star’s defense:
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