Ellen DeGeneres Did NOT Make Angry Phone Call To Kim Burrell, Despite Report
Ellen DeGeneres did NOT make an angry phone call to Kim Burrell following the gospel singer’s anti-gay sermon, despite an untrue webloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim. We’re told it’s “false.”
As Gossip Cop reported earlier this week, Burrell’s appearance on DeGeneres’ talk show was canceled after a video emerged of her delivering a homophobic speech at her Houston church. The singer was slated to perform “I See A Victory,” her duet with Pharrell from the Hidden Figures soundtrack, but Pharrell appeared solo instead. As Gossip Cop also noted, Pharrell addressed the controversy during his interview on the show.
RadarOnline is now claiming that DeGeneres was so enraged by Burrell’s sermon that she “personally called the singer and let her have it!” A so-called “production source” tells the site, “Ellen freaked out and said that she had to call her herself, which she did. She basically told Kim that she will never, ever, appear on anything that Ellen has anything to do with!”
Gossip Cop, however, checked in with a reliable source close to DeGeneres, who exclusively assures us the talk show host never called Burrell directly to admonish her. We’re told the webloid’s claim about an angry phone call is simply “false” and it never happened.