In a preview clip from today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen and Pharrell Williams discuss Kim Burrell’s hateful homophobic sermon that went viral last week.
Kim was scheduled to appear on Ellen today with Pharrell to perform a track from the Hidden Figures soundtrack, but her appearance was canceled following her incendiary remarks about the LGBTQ community.
“We have to talk about this before we go. You were supposed to do a different song, and you were supposed to perform it with a singer that, I actually didn’t know her; her name is Kim Burrell. And 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 like that was good of me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she’s saying things about me,” Ellen said before giving the floor to Pharrell.
“Well, there’s no space, there’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 and moving on. Like, there’s no room. I… she’s a fantastic singer, and 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,” responded Pharrell.
Watch Ellen and Pharrell’s exchange below.