Frank Ocean’s Mother Wants to Remove Kim Burrell’s Voice From ‘Blonde’ Album
Frank Ocean's mother Katonya Breaux wants Kim Burrell off her son's Blonde album. Breaux expressed her desire to remove Burrell's vocals from Ocean's song "Godspeed" following the gospel singer's recent homophobic rant.
"Me: Son, can we crop Kim Burrells voice out of your song??" Breaux tweeted. "I mean damn. Hypocrisy and the inciting of hate pisses me off. Opportunistic &?%#€!!"
The Ocean and Burrell collaboration has become a topic of discussion since he came out as bisexual in 2012. Last week, video of a church sermon lead by Burrell emerged in which she referred to homosexuals as being "perverted."
"I came to tell you about sin," she said. "That sin nature... That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women... You as a man, you open your mouth and take a man's penis in your face, you are perverted. You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman's breast, you are perverted."
Burrell tried to defend her comments in an apology on Facebook. The statement made things worse as she continued to refer to homosexuality as a sin.
"To every person that is dealing with the homosexual spirit, that has it, I love you because God loves you,” she said. “But God hates the sin in you and me, anything that is against the nature of God.”
While Burrell's vocals may not have been removed from Ocean's album yet, she has experienced blowback due to her words. The singer was removed from a scheduled performance on Ellen following the sermon.
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