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Homophobic gospel singer will NOT be performing on Ellen as scheduled, says Janelle Monae

Kim Burrell, via Vimeo video screenshot.

Gospel singer Kim Burrell will not be performing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” after all.

The homophobic songstress, whose hateful sermon recently appeared on YouTube last week, was scheduled to sing the track “I See a Victory” with Pharrell Williams. The song appears on the Hidden Figures soundtrack.

Actress Janelle Monae, who co-stars in the film, confirmed to TMZ that Burrell would stay home.

“She’s not performing, absolutely not,” Monae said. She confirmed that just Williams would be performing.

“And I’ll be there too, so make sure you guys tune in,” she said.

“I’m a huge advocate for the other,” she added. “I don’t stand for any hate speech, or anything that targets our fellow brothers and sisters.”

Burrell posted a video to Facebook attempting to contextualize her bigotry, blaming God, who has apparently been whispering sweet homophobic nothings in her ears.

DeGeneres has confirmed that Burrell will not be appearing on her show.

Williams posted to social media, eluding to the video without naming it.

“I condemn hate speech of any kind,” he wrote.”There is no room in this world for any kind of prejudice. My greatest hope is for inclusion and love for all humanity in 2017 and beyond.”

Monae shared Williams’ Instagram post.

I shouldn’t even have to post this as you guys should already know where I stand but If you do not pls know I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community. Actually I’m tired of that label. We all belong to the same community, a shared community called humanity. And today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot sit Idly by nor will we speak silently when we are confronted with such violence against members of our community. I am personally beyond exhausted by the ignorance and bigotry living in some people. At times I want to punch and I want to slap a lot of people when I read and hear the shit that comes out their mouthes !!! I will rejoice when folks stop thinking they ARE GOD, Jesus’ assistant, picking and choosing what “sins” are acceptable in the Bible, and using the Bible as a whip! WE can’t afford anymore tearing down of our shared humanity. My advice: If your religion is causing you to spew out words of hate, judge, or look down on others because of who one loves then you need to change it. And fast. If the religion don’t make you are more loving or better person, ditch it. But what do I know. My hope is that we ALL go into this new year considering for one moment that we don’t have all the answers. My hope is that we become more understanding, less judgmental, more tolerate, and more patient with one another. Including me. HAPPY NEW YEAR. ???

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Octavia Spencer, who also stars in the film, shared her agreement with Williams as well.

“I agree [with Williams]. We are all God’s children equal in his eyes. Hatred isn’t the answer. Isn’t the answer,” she wrote on social media.

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14 Comments

  • laf429

    At first I was so pissed and angry at Kim for saying such hateful stuff, today I’m really hurt and it’s more lamentation for Kim and her malevolent drivel. Who does she think she is? Wow I bet she really thought that sermon through well before uttering those bitchy, cruel, mean, nasty, spiteful, vicious, virulent words. People will like you more now Kim and the donations will flow in. NOT! It’s a shame you’ve shown your real self, it made me delete all the videos I marked as faves of yours on YouTube and I threw out the 2 CDs I bought too. Such a waste, a beautiful lady, a beautiful voice…ONLY WHEN SINGING!

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    I admit as a white gay man, I really did not know who this person was until I heard her sing I Look To You on YouTube one day. I think you forgot the meaning of these words Kim cuz you’re looking in the wrong direction with those hateful words you said.

    As I lay me down
    Heaven hear me now
    I’m lost without a cause
    After giving it my all

    Winter storms have come
    And darkened my sun
    After all that I’ve been through
    Who on earth can I turn to

    I look to you
    I look to you

    After all my strength is gone
    In you I can be strong

    I look to you
    I look to you

    Yeah

    And when melodies are gone
    In you I hear a song

    I look to you

    After losing my breath
    There’s no more fighting left
    Sinking to rise no more
    Searching for that open door

    And every road that I’ve taken
    Led to my regret
    And I don’t know if I’m gonna make it
    Nothing to do but lift my head

    I look to you
    I look to you

    Yeah

    And when all my strength is gone
    In you I can be strong

    I look to you
    I look to you

    Oh yeah

    And when melodies are gone
    In you I hear a song

    I look to you

    Coming down on me

    All the rain is falling

    Set me free

    Take me far away from the battle
    I need you
    Shine on me

    I look to you
    I look to you

    After all my strength has gone
    In you I can be strong

    I look to you
    I look to you

    And when melodies are gone
    In you I hear a song

    I look to you

    Yeah

    I look to you
    I look to you

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Frank Ocean’s lovely mom (@Katonya Breaux ) also dragged this pharisaical, hungry hippo looking ass, mammon worshiping, brokedown looking, hypocritical Harpie heffa ..after featuring on Frank’s album in order to cash-in on that gay demon spirit success

  • Kangol

    She’s being widely denounced, and her response shows she’s a typical Christian-wannabe idiot. May she rot away in obscurity from now on!

  • Texasteacher

    I think I’ll skip seeing Hidden Figures. I’m just st turned off at this point.

  • Xzamilloh

    More of the woo woo sky daddy bullshit that continues to be treated with kid gloves. Girl, you and your god have nothing to do with me, so say all the gobbledygook you want about white Jesus because I just do not care. All I want to do is get dick and die, and live my life in between dicking and dying.

  • SnorlaxationKH

    That lady turned out to be such a disappointment.

  • Louis

    Good for Ellen bigots should never be awarded for their intolerances period.

  • Jack Meoff

    Very glad Ellen decided not to have that hateful woman on her show.

  • Chris

    She complained that the two minute video was taken out of context. After watching that video, I’d like to know of any context in which her comments are anything but hateful. How sad that someone as gifted as she is could put her talents to such use.

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Can you believe this vile creature is a mere 44….dis bitch *wishes* she had some of that Don Lemon flavoured homosexual demon spirit in ha

  • Low Country Boy

    @Chris: Exactly. You nailed it. I don’t understand why people say stupid crap and then claim it was “taken out of context.” The funny thing is that they never provide the proper context in defending themselves.

  • Masc Pride

    @Kangol: Widely denounced? I see comment after comment on YouTube and other non-gay sites defending this woman like she’s a relative. I was actually rather surprised by it, but then I remember we’re just weeks away from Trump’s America. The ‘religious freedom’ folks are going to strike back hard, and it’s starting already. Pence will be in the driver’s seat, and “the most pro-LGBT president to enter the White House” will turn a blind eye.

  • JW

    For those of you who are not familiar with Kim Burrell…she is a very well known Gospel singer and has been widely influenced by many of the biggest female artist in mainstream music today for her vocal styling. I am very disappointed to hear her views on gay people because I have always been a huge fan of her music. Her appearing on the Hidden Figures soundtrack was a huge step for her career and would have taken her to another level. What a very stupid move on her part. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of church people today who happens to share her views and yet there are many of them whom are in the closet and putting on a facade in front of God and the Church. Furthermore, I hate when church people tend to come off that they have such a special relationship with God that he appears and talks to them specifically which I find totally ridiculous. Another thing…homosexuality was very rampant during the Biblical days and many times that I’ve read the Bible…the views that were mentioned were from the disciples…not from God’s mouth. God is LOVE…Get familiar!!!!

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