Pharrell Williams sat down with Ellen before his performance on her show and they addressed Kim Burrell’s remarks regarding homosexuality.
Rather than tear her down, Pharrell and Ellen used the moment to discuss the importance of love and acceptance.
Ellen opened up the convo saying:
We have to talk a
bout 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 – Kim Burrell.
She made statements…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.
Pharrell picked up from there saying:
There’s no space. There’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017 or moving on. There’s no room.
She’s a fantastic singer and I love her. Just like I love everybody else and we all gotta get used to that. We gotta get used to…we all have to get used to everybody’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 the clip below.