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VIDEO: Pharrell Williams Agrees With Ellen DeGeneres' Decision Not To Have Kim Burrell On Her Show

VIDEO: Pharrell Williams Agrees With Ellen DeGeneres' Decision Not To Have Kim Burrell On Her Show

Pharrell Williams and Ellen DeGeneres had an open discussion about why Kim Burrell didn’t appear on the show to sing with him.

The 58-year-old host decided to disinvite her after she went on a homophobic rant.

“You were supposed to perform it with a singer, I actually didn’t know her, her name is Kim Burrell,” Ellen said. “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. So we’ll let you talk about it.”

Pharrell said, “There’s no space, there’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 and moving on. There’s no room. She’s a fantastic singer, I love her, just like I love everybody else and we all got to get used to that. We got to get used to 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.”

Watch their interview below.

Pharrell Williams on Ellen 1/5/17

Click inside to see what else Ellen and Pharrell said about the situation…

Ellen: “I think I say it all the time to me when I say be kind to one another I feel that. Because as someone who has received a lot of hate and prejudice and discrimination because of who I choose to love, I just don’t understand anyone who has experienced that kind of oppression or anything like that it only gives me more compassion. It gives me more empathy. I don’t ever want anyone to feel hurt because they are different.”

Pharrell: “Whenever you hear some sort of hate speech and you feel like it doesn’t pertain to you because you may not have anything to do with that all you got to do is put the word black in that sentence, or put gay in that sentence, or put transgender in that sentence or put white in that sentence and all of the sudden it starts to make sense to you. I’m telling you the world is a beautiful place but it does not work without empathy and inclusion. God is love. This Universe is love and that’s the only way it will function. And I get it sometimes the divisive stuff works in life we learned that lesson last year that sometimes divisiveness words. But you have to choose what side you’re on. I’m choosing empathy. I’m choosing inclusion. I’m choosing love for everybody just trying to lift everyone even when I disagree with someone I’m wishing them the best and hoping for the best because we can’t win the other way.”

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  • John Dow

    Question for the liberals: Why is it you liberals call yourselves tolerant but then you WILL NOT tolerate any thinking different than yours!!!???

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  • :)

    Ellen has had some of the most racist vile people in the industry on her show all while kissing their hindends. I don’t watch anymore she’s not about comedy and tries to make a damn political statement every 2 seconds

  • Gina

    Hate is what they don’t tolerate. Nothing wrong with that.

  • John Dow

    Thank you for confirming that liberals are intolerant.

    PS. Intolerance – unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one’s own.

  • Gina

    Silly rabbit, nobody should be tolerant of hate. You have no idea how dumb you sound, do you?

  • John Dow

    And once again you’ve proved that you’re stupid and once again you’ve confirmed my point.

  • Gina

    You’re desperate and you’re lost.

  • John Dow

    If it will make your miserable, pathetic and worthless life any better, then sure :)

  • Gina

    No hon, my life will always be infinitely better than that black hole you call a life.

  • Gina

    No hon, my life will always be infinitely better than that black hole you call a life.

  • Gina

    No hon, my life will always be infinitely better than that black hole you call a life.

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