Ellen DeGeneres will in no way, shape or form give singer Kim Burrell a platform to stand or speak on.
Burrell recently came under fire after making a flurry of controversial anti-gay remarks, which not only led being berated on social media and the cancellation of her radio show, but also the cancellation of her booked appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Earlier this week, Ellen tweeted: “For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.”
DeGeneres further discussed Kim’s offensive remarks with Pharrell Williams on Wednesday when he appeared on the popular daytime talk show. “I didn’t think that’d be good for me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she’s saying things about me,” she told the producer, who is currently promoting his film, Hidden Figures.
Pharrell was slated to perform his track “Victory” on Ellen alongside Kim, who was featured on the project; however, he was forced to change songs when the talkshow host demanded Kim not come.
“There’s no space, no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017,” Williams told DeGeneres. “She’s a fantastic singer. I love her like I love everybody else. We all have to get used to everyone’s differences and understanding. This is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world and it only works with inclusion and empathy.”
HipHollywood caught up with Pharrell to talk about his collaboration with Burrell well before the sermon hit Web, but his response was less than enthusiastic. “Kim was just one of the greatest,” he quickly said. “She’s unbelievable.”
Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’
Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.
In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.
Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”
While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark.
She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”
“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”
The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”
Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”
Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.
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