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
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