* Update * Ellen DeGeneres has also confirmed that Kim Burrell will not be appearing on the show.
She’s out! Kim Burrell’s homophobic got the gospel singer officially removed from performing alongside Pharrell on The Ellen Show.
TMZ caught up with Janelle and asked her the million dollar question about Burrell performing and she confirmed that Burrell was indeed out.
“I don’t think she’s performing, she’s not performing! I am huge advocate for the other, and I don’t stand for any hate speech or anything that targets our fellow brothers and sisters in a negative way.”
The TMZ cameraman also asked if Burrell’s part on the song should be nixed? or if Janelle would ever perform with Burrell again? He got no reply on either question. Before the ax came down on Burrell’s performance both Pharrell and Janelle both spoke out issuing statements via social media about the issue.
It was definitely the right move to make as hateful rhetoric should not be tolerated at any cost. The Ellen Show has yet to respond on the situation. We hope Kim learns from her huge mistake. On a positive note Hidden Figures is in theaters January 6th, we got a chance to see the inspirational tale early and it’s absolutely amazing. Janelle, Taraji and Octavia were absolutely shined in the film, so make sure you and the family see that and start your new year off with some inspiration.