Mother of Frank Ocean Wants Her Son to Remove Kim Burrell from Latest Album

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Frank Ocean’s mother, Katonya Breaux, wants gospel singer Kim Burrell removed from Ocean’s latest album, Blonde.

Burrell, whose Thursday performance on Ellen was cancelled after anti-gay comments she made in a sermon went viral, is featured on Ocean’s song Godspeed.

“Me: Son, can we crop Kim Burrell’s voice out of your song?” Breaux wrote in a series of tweets, suggesting she had a conversation with Ocean about removing Burrell’s vocals. “Hypocrisy and the inciting of hate (expletive) me off.”

 

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Ocean, who has openly discussed identifying as queer, praised Burrell in a 2010 post on his Tumblr, sharing a video of her singing in church.

“Church was the hood Julliard to me,” he wrote. “All the coldest musicians came out of there. The lady in the video…summa cum laude.”

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Source: USA Today | Maeve McDermott