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Pharrell and Janelle Monaé Are Not Here For Kim Burrell's Bigotry

Pharrell and Janelle Monaé Are Not Here For Kim Burrell’s Bigotry

[UPDATE: Ellen DeGeneres has confirmed that Burrell will no longer appear on her show to perform alongside her collaborators.] Any reverence you may have held for Kim Burrell in 2016 is about to got the way of the dinosaurs. The gospel star landed a noteworthy collaboration on Pharrell‘s Hidden Figures soundtrack, recently performing it live with the perennial…

In No Ranking Order: The Most Slept-On Albums of 2016
In No Ranking Order: The Most Slept-On Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: William Ketchum's Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: William E. Ketchum III’s Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: Abel Shifferaw’s 16 Best Albums of 2016
Staff Picks: Abel Shifferaw’s 16 Best Albums of 2016

Ahh, 2016, 2016. I ain’t gonna front 2016, you was not that cool. You were…

Staff Picks: Elijah Watson's 16 Best Albums Of 2016
Staff Picks: Elijah Watson’s 16 Best Albums Of 2016

Following Kevin Clark’s best 16 albums of 2016, I now present my picks for this…

Watch Erykah Badu's Daughter, Puma, Perform a Stunning Cover of Rihanna's "Stay"
Watch Erykah Badu’s Daughter, Puma, Perform a Stunning Cover of Rihanna’s “Stay”

At just 12 years old, Erykah Badu‘s daughter is already showing signs of star power.…

The Faces Of Roots Picnic 2016: Backstage Portraits By Shayan Asgharnia
Reader’s Choice: MVPs of 2016

The votes are in, dear players. And it was a close match. But after a…

Reader's Choice: Best Albums of 2016
Reader’s Choice: Best Albums of 2016

The world’s a weird and wild place at the close of 2016. A giant racist…

Reader's Poll: Vote For Your 2016 MVPs
Reader’s Poll: Vote For Your 2016 MVPs

By now you know we’re no longer in the business of giving you a definitive…

Reader's Poll: Vote On The Best Albums of 2016
Reader’s Poll: Vote On The Best Albums of 2016

Don’t look now but the clock is quickly running out on 2016. This, of course,…

Grammy Predictions: Will Kendrick Lamar & D'Angelo Win Big?!
Will Kendrick Lamar & D’Angelo Win Big At The Grammys!? Okayplayer’s Picks…

The 2016 Grammys are only days away, so it is right that we start hypothesizing…

4th of July playlist, Okayplayer's staff selections
4th Of July Playlist: Okayplayer Staff Picks Of Essential Independence Day Picnic…

Cue the fireworks, the 4th of July is here! And whether you view Independence Day…

Year's Best: Okayplayer's Top 13 albums of 2013
Year’s Best: Okayplayer’s 13 Best Albums Of 2013

The big day is almost here, children. The 12 days of Christmas are almost to…