Whatever It Takes To Stay Relevant: Kim Burrell Has A New Reality Show
Kim Burrell is a pastor, gospel singer, friend of the late Whitney Houston…and now an aspiring reality television star. In the promo for her new show she says: “I’ll do whatever it takes to sustain the momentum of my success.”
Indeed, “Whatever It Takes” is the name of her reality show and it features the head Church Of God In Christ minister of music for the youth along with her “dream team”.
Black Christian News reports:
Her team consists of flamboyant brand manager, Krishnar Lewis, Karen Smith, Kenneth Jackson & the team members of the Manhattan-based PR & Management firm, Lewis Agency.
“They create my trap door to the world’s stage,” explains Burrell in her extended promo clip.
Though cameras have been reportedly rolling for more than a year, there is no definitive word yet of any network’s interest in distributing the show, which heavily features Krishnar Lewis.
While much is not known about his personal career, Lewis’s diagnosis with stage 4 Colon Cancer, which, according to highlighted scenes, left him with an estimated six months to live, is a focal point.
From what appears to be an official document shown in the extended promo, Lewis was first diagnosed by Thomas Fisher MD on March 22, 2011. It would seem, then, that the executive has lived well past his life expectancy.
Initially, upon receiving the sad health news about her friend, understandably, Burrell said she “felt very lost,” though her team kept his illness a secret for some time.
What isn’t a secret, however, is how Lewis and Burrell’s friendship has blossomed.
She started out as a client of Lewis’s firm but the two quickly became great friends and business partners, collaborating on several ventures.
Friends and all, Kim Burrell, the Pastor of Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, makes it known that she’s the boss. “Let’s get something straight,” says Burrell. “I bring in the money. I want what I want when I want it. It is not KrishnarLewisMinistries.com.”
Should her show be picked up, it will undoubtedly be controversial. Kim pastors a COGIC church. COGIC is a pre-dominantly black Pentecostal Holiness Christian denomination that recently re-affirmed it’s stance against homosexuality. The ten-minute promo doesn’t give any indication that Kim is a gospel artist (though it spend a lot of time on Whitney Houston). Besides that, her co-star on this show is openly gay. That’s certainly an unlikely friendship that will have tongues wagging.
Kim has a large fan base though of both Christians and non-Christians. She even tapped into Beyonce’s star power to promote her show! So, if it does get picked up, people will certainly be watching.
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