Ellen DeGeneres and Pharrell Williams Discuss Kim Burrell's Cancelled 'Ellen' Appearance

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The talk show host announced Burrell wouldn't be appearing on 'Ellen' after video of the singer's recent anti-gay sermon circulated online.

"We have to talk about this before we go. You were supposed to do a different song from [Hidden Figures]," explained DeGeneres, who took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that Burrell would no longer be appearing on the show. "You were supposed to perform [the other song] with a singer, I actually didn't know her, her name is Kim Burrell."

"She made a statement, she was doing a Facebook Live, and she said some very not nice things about homosexuals, so I didn't feel that was good of me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she was saying things about me," DeGeneres explained. "So we'll let you talk about it."

"There's no space, there's no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 and moving on. There's no room," Williams responded. "She's a fantastic singer, I love her, just like I love everybody else and we all got to get used to that. We all have to get used to everyone's differences and understand that this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world and it only works with inclusion and empathy. It only works that way."

"Live and let live. Love and let love," he added.


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Date Posted: Thu, 5 Jan 2017, 03:53 am

Tags: Ellen DeGeneres,Kim Burrell,Pharrell Williams,Kim,Videos

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