Kim Burrell Reveals on ‘We Sound Crazy!’ Podcast that Beyoncé Listened to Her Music for 11 Hours Straight Due to Jay-Z Marriage Issues…

Hello World,

I’m going to be honest. I cannot name not one Kim Burrell song, but nevertheless she is a very popular gospel singer. And yet, despite singing the gospel she only seems to have negative press. And this latest story is no different…unfortunately…Most recently, it’s being being reported that she revealed a private conversation she had with Jay-Z aka Beyoncé’s husband which led to the creation of his song 4:44 on the We Sound Crazy! Podcast. Below is what she said…

“He called me and said, ‘Hey, when my wife is going through it, I always know because I hear you playing in the background.’ He’s says, ‘My wife locked up one day for 11 hours and I heard nothing but Kim Burrell for 11 hours. Here’s why I’m calling you. When she came out, she was better. She was so much better. He says, I’m calling you because I need to have a meeting with the person that made my wife better.'”

See the full interview below. The Jay-Z portion of the interview starts at about 33 minutes…

Now, some are bashing her because she revealed some of the personal life of the Carters, who seem to be as private about their personal lives as they can be given their celebrity status. Initially, I was thinking that way too but as I type this, I’m not sure if I feel it’s negative or not. Now, if someone shared information with you in confidence and you, in turn, shared the information with others, that is most certainly a negative as it’s a violation of trust. However, that conversation led to the creation of Jay-Z’s song “4:44” in which he apologizes to his wife for various infractions including infidelity…Since he put his business out there, I’m not sure that the conversation that led to him putting his business out there via his song, which features the vocals of Kim Burrell, by the way is wrong. At the very least, her revealing this conversation does make me think that maybe Jay-Z did cheat on Beyoncé. Because after reading her biography Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story,” written by J. Randy Taraborrelli, I share his opinion about the matter…

“Now, I’m not a psychic, I’m a biographer, and I can’t say that Jay Z didn’t have a one-night stand in a tour bus a week ago, but I do know from my studying of Beyoncé [that] her personality is such that if in fact she was actually having marital problems, she would not be sitting down writing songs about it for the nation to dissect and interpret. That’s not who she is. She’s too private a person to handle her marital dysfunction for the world to see and examine. More likely what she’s doing is she’s possibly writing about her mother’s marriage and what she witnessed there. That sounds like Beyoncé.” Read the rest of this story on

Given that this podcast episode was released in October 2022, I’m not sure why this excerpt recently surfaced, but that’s the power of these Internet streets. Something can be dug up from a decade ago and be poppin’ again…Be careful out here…Anywho…

What do you think about Kim Burrell and this latest headlining story?

Any thoughts?


Tasha Cobb Leonard’s Prayer for Beyoncé As She Goes on ‘Renaissance’ Tour Causes Controversy…

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So in addition to folk getting up in arms about the ticket prices to Beyoncé ‘s “Renaissance World Tour,” which was announced last Wednesday, folks are also criticizing Tasha Cobbs Leonard for praying for Beyoncé. More specifically, they are criticizing her for the actual prayer that she prayed. Below is her prayer that she posted on her IG page.

I don’t necessarily see anything wrong with that prayer although it probably could have been a private prayer but in our social media-driven lifestyles, much of what we formerly kept to ourselves is now fodder for our feed…

Marcus Rogers, whom I must admit I’ve never heard of before today, but who is a minister according to his website,  did not respond to the prayer in the way that Tasha Cobbs Leonard anticipated. Below is his response:

How do I feel about his prayer? I feel he has a right to pray in the way that he wants to just as much as Tasha Cobbs Leonard has a right to  pray the way she wants to…I will let the good Lord decide which prayer He intends to answer. Or may He may answer both but it may not be in the way that either of them intended when they prayed…I will say this, after the pandemic, if your personal relationship with God doesn’t include discernment regarding spiritual matters, you should pray for discernment because otherwise you will be dumb out here…I would not go to a Beyoncé concert for spiritual direction and furthermore, she does not market herself as an artist who provides spiritual direction…I would go for entertainment purposes only as I enjoy some of her music. However, on the other hand, there are some secular artists who openly provide spiritual direction. I went to a Kem concert (Soul II Soul Tour) last night, and he had everyone stand up and give God praise for making it through the pandemic so…

Incidentally, this spring, the powerhouse women of Gospel and Christian music are coming together for a must-see worship experience. Kicking off on Tuesday, April 25 at James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL. GRAMMY-winning artists Naomi Raine and Tasha Cobbs Leonard, 9x GRAMMY-nominee Natalie Grant and globally renowned vocalist TAYA will join together for “It’s Time Tour 2023.”

“It’s Time” will visit 21 cities across the U.S. including Atlanta, New York and Houston. Fans can expect to see solo performances from each artist. The co-headliners will also share the stage for a few songs each night.


Tues., Apr. 25 | Miami, FL | James L Knight Center

Wed., Apr 26 | Bradeton, FL | Bayside Community Church

Thurs., Apr 27 | Orlando, FL | Calvary Orlando

Fri., Apr. 28 | Jacksonville, FL | Florida Theater

Tues., May 02 | Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre

Wed., May 03 | Charlotte, NC | Ovens Auditorium

Fri., May 05 | New York, NY | Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden

Sat., May 06 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met

Sun May 07 | Washington, DC | The Theater at MGM National Harbor

Tues., May 09 | Boston, MA | Boch Center Wang Theatre

Thurs., May 11 | Wallingford, CT | Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Thurs., May 18 | St. Louis | Faith Church

Sun., May 21 | Houston, TX | 713 Music Hall

Mon., May 22 | San Antonio, TX | Summit Christian Center

Wed., May 24 | New Orleans, LA | Saenger Theatre

Thurs., May 25 | Birmingham, AL | BJCC Concert Hall

Fri., May 26 | Southaven, MS | Landers Center

Sat., May 27 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium

Tues., May 30 | Cincinnati OH | Princeton Pike Church of God

Wed., May 31 | Indianapolis, IN | Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

Thurs., Jun 01 | Wyoming, MI | Grand Rapids First Church

Click HERE to buy tickets…

Anyway, that’s all I have to say about that…

What say you?

Any thoughts?


‘BLACK HISTORY HONORS’ Featuring Donnie McClurkin, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Mali Music & More Set to Air This Month…

Grammy Award-winning artist Mali Music Black History Honors premiere event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Stellar TV/Black History Honors

Hello World,

Chicago-based multimedia mega-company, Central City Productions, premiered its inaugural installment of the brand-new television series, Black History Honors. Presented by The Procter & Gamble Company, the Black History Honors is a four-part docuseries, honoring heroes of the Underground Railroad – Harriet Tubman, Henry “Box” Brown, Sojourner Truth, Jermain Wesley Loguen, John Parker, Margaret Garner, Robert Smalls, William Still, John and Jean Rankin – featuring musical tributes by award-winning gospel music artists – Donnie McClurkin, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, JJ Hairston, Kelontae Gavin, Doe, Mali Music, Tasha Page Lockhart, Brian Courtney Wilson, Zacardi Cortez, Brandon Camphor and One Way. The Black History Honors will air in broadcast syndication February 4th through March 5th, 2023. For a complete listing of air dates and showtimes, click here.

The premiere event was hosted by the President of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio – the regal evening of celebration was attended by local and industry VIPs, including Procter and Gamble Chief Brand Officer, Marc Pritchard, with a musical selection by the University of Cincinnati’s African American Cultural & Resource Center choir.

Don Jackson, founder of Central City Productions, previously shared: “The unique perspective of our Black History Honors series celebrates the lives and legacies of the Underground Railroad freedom activists. As well, in this post-Covid season, where African American Museums are struggling to maintain and increase attendance, our series underscores the fact that Black History and Black Museums Matter”.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is the preeminent cultural learning center for inclusive freedom — locally, nationally, and globally. The museum’s mission is to pursue inclusive freedom by promoting social justice for all, building on the principles of the Underground Railroad. Visit for more information.

The Black History Honors was presented by Procter and Gamble with additional sponsorship from Walmart, Verizon and Chevrolet. The series will air in broadcast syndication February 4th through March 5th, 2023. For a complete listing of air dates and showtimes, click here; and on Bounce TV on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:30PM ET. For more information on Black History Honors visit

Any thoughts?