AceShowbiz - Gospel singer Kim Burrell stopped by in a new episode of "The Tamron Hall Show" as a guest. At one point in the Thursday, September 29 episode, the musician discussed her viral sermon video back in 2016 which earned her major backlash for her homophobic comments.
While talking about the matter, she also touched on her personal fallout between herself and fellow Gospel giant Yolanda Adams, who allegedly distanced herself from Kim after she caught heat over her preach. "I was disappointed, because we've all shared the same stage, back rooms, and green rooms, and some of their public display in conversation is somewhat opposite of what it is behind stage," Kim explained.
She continued, "I would've much preferred, especially dealing with gospel, Yolanda Adams, we're both from Houston, Texas, to pick up the cell phone and say, 'Hey, I have a career to save, and I can't agree with your stance right now, I need to say something different to my public.' I would've preferred that."
In response, Tamron Hall jumped to Yondala's defense. Making it clear that Yondala is a best friend of hers, the host said, "Yolanda is a friend of mine as well. And I'm also from Texas." Seemingly trying to stop Kim from further calling Yolanda out, Tamron quickly redirected the commentary.
Also in the episode, Kim addressed the uproar from a shocking sermon that went viral earlier this year. She received backlash after urging parishioners to "choose" their friends wisely while touting the need to probe whether they are "broke," "living in a trailer" or "have a light bill in their cousin's name."
Of the matter, Kim said, "I've been in church too long, I've been holding onto my faith too long to deliberately hurt people." She added, "I'm not in any way mentally, spiritually, physically challenged to the degree that I have to choose people to be mean to."
She went on to suggest that the backlash from the incident was more "bandwagoning" than people's true feelings. "My intentions were pure. I was making an analogy. I was honoring the pastor and making an analogy about his personality; I just didn't word it to where they could understand," she argued.
Upon watching the episode, people loved how Tamron got Yolanda's back. "you not going to sit on my show and talk about my friend," someone commented. "High value women cut the shit QUICK. I love Tamron!!!
"Tamron STOPPED and said we are not here for that FOOLISHNESS [clap emojis] let's get back to the subject at hand," another person opined. Someone else echoed the sentiment as saying, "In other words, keep my friend's name out yo mouth! She's not here to defend herself!"