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Gospel singer loses BMI honor over controversial video

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    Kim Burrell performs during For the Love of R&B - A Tribute to Whitney Houston in Los Angeles in 2013. The performing rights organization BMI is the latest group to distance itself from gospel singer Burrell after video surfaced of her referring to gays and lesbians as perverted.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. >> The performing rights organization BMI is the latest group to distance itself from gospel singer Kim Burrell after video surfaced of her referring to gays and lesbians as perverted.

A statement from BMI released today said Burrell will no longer be honored and she was pulled from their annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music event scheduled for Jan. 14 in Atlanta.

The organization said it wanted the focus to remain on the songwriters and the music.

TV host Ellen DeGeneres also uninvited Burrell from appearing on her show, where she was scheduled to sing “I See Victory” with Pharrell Williams from the soundtrack of the new movie “Hidden Figures.”

Messages seeking comment from Burrell were not immediately returned.

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  • Can’t figure out why people keep giving their hard-earned dollars to these sick religious people. Sorry to see so many of them filled with hate.

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