Kim Burrell says Beyonce listened to her gospel music for 11 HOURS one day
Kim Burrell revealed that Beyonce found her gospel music therapeutic during a difficult time in her life.
The Grammy-nominated singer, 50, shared how she came to collaborate with Jay-Z, 53, on his album 4:44, in which he apologized to Beyoncé for his infidelities, after he He called her to tell her that his wife, 41, locked herself in a room and listened to Burrell’s tunes for 11 hours on repeat.
The gospel singer said the hip-hop mogul revealed the meaning his music had on the Lemonade singer while appearing on the we sound crazy Podcast in October.
“He called me and said, ‘Hey, my wife is going through that. I always know because I hear you playing in the background,'” he recalled.
“He said, ‘My wife was locked in there for 11 hours and I didn’t hear anything but Kim Burrell for 11 hours,'” Burrell said, adding, “He said, ‘That’s why I’m calling you. When she came out, she was better.” He said that she was much better. He says, “I’m calling because I need to have a meeting with the person who made my wife better.”
Therapeutic: Kim Burrell, 50, revealed that Beyonce found her gospel music therapeutic during a difficult time in her life, while appearing on the We Sound Crazy podcast
On repeat: The singer shared that Jay-Z, 53, called her to inform her that his wife, 41, locked herself in and listened to his songs for 11 hours on repeat one day; The couple photographed in 2019
After their talk, Burrell said she flew out to meet him at the studio where he recorded 4:44, which was released in 2017.
He said that the two talked for four hours and that he would never reveal the secrets of that deep conversation.
And while he didn’t intend to appear on the album, he ended up appearing on the title track, also titled 4:44, which was a public apology to his wife.
Jay-Z and Beyonce’s marital problems became public in 2016, when Beyonce released her album Lemonade.
The Texas-born superstar, who has been married to Jay-Z since 2008, shared a rare look into the power couple’s private lives and alleged infidelity, referencing ‘Becky with the good hair’ as the other woman.
The rapper followed his album with 4:44, his 13th studio album, where he explicitly says “I apologize” to Beyonce.
“Look, I apologize, often a womanizer / I took for my son to be born / See through a woman’s eyes,” the hitmaker rapped on the track.
It also refers to the potential of the couple’s three children, 11-year-old Blue Ivy, and five-year-old twins Rumi and Sir, who discover their infidelity.
Going over it: ‘He called me and said, ‘Hey, my wife is going through it. I always know because I hear you playing in the background… My wife was locked in there for 11 hours and I heard nothing but Kim. Burrell for 11 hours’
Better: Jay-Z reportedly said that when Beyonce left the room “she was a lot better.” He then told Burrell: ‘I’m calling because I need to have a meeting with the person who made my wife better.’
Apologies: After meeting with the rapper, Burrell ended up collaborating with Jay-Z on his album 4:44, in which he apologized to Beyoncé for his infidelities
Infidelity: Beyonce alluded to her husband’s infidelity throughout her 2016 album Lemonade, referencing ‘Becky with the good hair’ as the other woman; Pictured in a lemonade still
‘And if my kids knew, I don’t even know what I would do / If they don’t look at me the same, I’d probably die in all the shame / You did what with who? What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soul mate, you risked it for Blue?
He also touched on the couple’s infamous elevator dispute, in which Beyonce’s sister Solange attacked him in an elevator at the Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel in 2014.
In the 4:44 first song, titled Kill Jay Z, he raps: “You egged on Solange, knowing all along you had to say you were wrong / You almost turned into Eric Benét, let the baddest girl in the world get far.’
Beyonce also hinted at the Jay Z cheating scandal and her infamous elevator fight with Solange in candid songs on her new album Renaissance.
In a series of songs, the mother-of-three referenced her 21-year relationship with the rapper while reflecting that “nobody’s perfect” and insisted they “don’t need the world’s acceptance.”