Pharrell Addresses Kim Burrell’s Homophobic Rant On ‘Ellen’: Watch

Rachel Sonis | January 5, 2017 10:11 am

In addition to his recent Instagram post, Pharrell has further addressed Kim Burrell‘s homophobic rant on Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“There’s no space, there’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 and moving on,” he told show host Ellen DeGeneres.

The “Happy” singer and Burrell were slated to perform their track “I See Victory” off the Hidden Figures soundtrack, but DeGeneres later cancelled Burrell’s appearance in light of the news.

“She made a statement, 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’s saying things about me,” DeGeneres explained.

Pharrell agreed, noting “[Burrell]’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.”

He continued, “Live and let live. Love and let love.”

Pharrell went on to sing his song “Runnin’,” which is also featured on the movie’s Golden Globes-nominated soundtrack.

Watch below.

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