Pharrell Williams is behind the soundtrack to the new film ‘Hidden Figures’ (nominated for Best Original Score at Sunday’s Golden Globes), and he’s a producer on the film itself. The movie stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson as the real-life African-American women who worked on the NASA space program that put John Glenn into space in 1962.
“I See a Victory” is one of the film’s songs, co-written by Williams, and sung by gospel star Kim Burrell. Both she and Williams were scheduled to perform today on ‘Ellen’, but after video surfaced of Burrell making homophobic comments (which she declined to withdraw), she was un-uninvited.
Williams did appear, and addressed the issue (his comments begin 2:10 into the interview).