Kim Burrell has issued a public apology to those who may have been offended by her “humorous” and “jest” remarks at Pastor Brian Carn’s Kingdom Church.
A video clip of the gospel singer went viral over the weekend after someone pointed out that Kim “has an exceedingly nasty spirit.”
The video begins with Kim saying, “You got to choose up. Find you some value, you know? Sometimes before we get friends we have to do an interview. ‘How long have you been broke? How many times have you changed your name on your light bill? How many of your bills are in your little cousin’s name? Do you live in a trailer home or a house?”
The gospel singer went on to clarify, “And it’s not about status or material things. It’s just about choices. Life is different now. We’re at church. Thank God that we’re here – those of us who are walking by faith without a mask and no vaccine. We honor the Lord. God is good.”
But she wasn’t done. Kim Burrell continued, “I respect all of the men of God here…Hopefully, we’ll get the chance to meet each other when y’all invite me to come to your church. I’m not as expensive as I seem.”
“I don’t know – maybe you got a little left from your PPP loan. Prayer, praise, and power – you understand,” she said.
From there she goes on to talk about ugly folks who wear church hats to try to hide it.
Watch the clip below.
Kim Burrell released an apology statement via her official Instagram page where she admitted that some of her words, even if said in jest, could be offensive.
“As a kingdom citizen, and a woman of integrity, I can acknowledge that some of my words, even if said in jest, can be offensive,” she wrote.
“My intention is never to hurt anyone, but to spread love, laughter and more importantly, the gift which God has given me in song.”
She continued, “If anyone was offended, I can sincerely say I apologize.”
But, the apology was short-lived.
Kim quickly moved to the business of checking the people who criticized her and made false statements and narratives about her.
The singer wrote, “With that being said, the irony in this is that those who are criticizing my statement are displaying the very thing they have acted me of however, it’s not been humorous, or in jest.”
“My image has been used in multiple places and false statements and narratives have been created.”
She went on to remind folks that punitive damages for some “are quite lofty.”
“Please be mindful of what is both written and said (via video) about me especially if it contains untruths. Slander and defamation are not taken lightly especially if it affects my name, image or brand.”
Kim noted that “those pages wherein vile comments and false narratives have been created have been noted, reported, and hopefully silenced.”
In closing, she reiterated, “I will apologize if anyone thought that my humor was malicious, but I will not under any circumstances tolerate harassment, slander, or for my character to be defamed.”
Kim Burrell turned off the comments on her apology.
See the original post below.
Did you find Kim Burrell’s “humorous” and “jest” remarks to be offensive?