Steve Harvey Claims He Doesn’t Like Broke Friends: ‘Hang With A Bunch Of Broke People and End Up Broke’

Steve Harvey may be a comedian at heart, but he’s also passionate about helping others. The multi-NAACP Image Award-winning actor often uses his platforms to dispense advice to his listeners and followers. Harvey has achieved much wealth within his career and shares his knowledge, even at unexpected times. For example, Steve Harvey currently serves as the host of Family Feud and has been since 2010. There have been countless times where he’s impacted families with comedic yet solid advice on relationships, love, and intimacy.  

Listeners of the Original Kings of Comedy star’s syndicated radio show are also gifted with wise words from the comedian. The Steve Harvey Morning Show hosts a segment called “Daily Inspiration,” usually placed during his closing remarks. However, there are moments within the show where he often encourages and consults his listeners that call in for advice. Many YouTube videos have compiled clips in a montage style with various motivational speeches from Steve Harvey. In addition, Steve Harvey is the author of four best-selling books in the self-help genre, with one of them being adapted into a major motion picture franchise.

In 2009, Steve Harvey released the book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. The film, Think Like A Man, was released in 2012 with an all-star cast that featured Kevin Hart, Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union, and more. Due to the movie’s success, the sequel Think Like a Man Too was released in 2014 and achieved incredible success. One year following the release of his first book, Harvey released Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man. His third book, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, dropped in 2014. The subject matter centered around the tools needed to achieve your dreams. Finally, the comedian released 2016’s Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance. Following a taping of a Family Feud episode, Harvey felt compelled to speak on taking a leap of faith. The motivational clip would quickly go viral.

Recently, the subject of choosing your friends wisely took over social media. It was due to a viral clip showing Gospel singer Kim Burrell speaking on the topic of having “broke” and “ugly” friends before singing at an engagement at a church. She would eventually face numerous amounts of backlash from social media users. However, Steve Harvey is siding with her and states that you should have better intentions with your friend circle. During a recent episode of his syndicated radio show, he supports Burell and his feelings on why social media is really upset. Steve Harvey expressed that her choice of words caused a stir. People were offended because Burrell stated you should “choose up” in your circle. “Because when you tell a poor person you want to choose up, they think you’re talking about them,” he said.”

In addition, Harvey expressed his disdain for having “broke a** friends.” However, he also shares that he would not have apologized had he been in Kim Burrell’s position. “Get a bunch of broke friends and see if your [butt] don’t end up broke,” said Steve Harvey, adding, “Choose up.”

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