BMI Drops Kim Burrell As Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Honoree
The fallout from Kim Burrell‘s anti-gay sermon continues as BMI has uninvited the singer from attending its Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards ceremony on January 14, where she was the co-honoree alongside Marvin Sapp.
BMI released the following statement:
BMI’s Trailblazers of Gospel Music is an annual celebration of gospel music and its many talented songwriters. Given the controversy surrounding this year’s co-honoree Kim Burrell, we have asked her to not take part in the ceremony in order to allow the focus to remain on the songwriters and their music. BMI was founded over 76 years ago with an open door policy to welcome songwriters across all genres, and that same spirit of tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness continues today.
The news comes on the heels of Texas Southern University canceling Kim’s “Bridging The Gap” radio show.