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During his interview on “Oprah’s Prime”, Pharrell Williams talks about a lot of things from his personal life, latest album, up to the highlights of his career.  On the interview, anyone can ask the singer any questions.  Aside from being a singer, Pharrell is also a songwriter and a producer.  His mother was a teacher while his father works as a handyman.

When it comes to his fame and being successful, Pharrell revealed:

“It’s overwhelming in the sense that like, I know that there’s an equation for it. I know it’s not me. I know it’s not my doing, so that’s overwhelming. That’s when it hit me like, okay, if the people don’t vote for the songs or request the songs or share or sing them or have any kind of reaction to them, then they’re just songs. So when that happens for you, you recognize all the different parts of the universe that conspire to get you there. That’s what’s overwhelming but humbling, though, at the same time, because I realize I could be the guy with the demo. For some reason the people hoisted me so high I know what the top of clouds look like.”

“I think it was my environment. It was my natural propensities. And thirdly and most importantly, the people that I attribute most of my success to are those people who recognize those propensities in me.”

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Pharrell also talks about his hit single, “Happy”, he said:

“With ‘Happy,’ they wanted to show that the meanest man in the world, someone who is as equally mad as the Grinch, could be the happiest person in the world when it came to love. [...] The chords came first because I wrote what feels happy to me and that took me to church. Church is…they want to lift you up. Then the words was just kinda like, ‘Clap along if you feel…’ and I was like, uh oh. I didn’t know it was gonna be anything by the way.”

Do you like “Happy”?

Photo Credits: Oprah, Huffington Post

Pharrell's New Album Cover Pharrell’s New Album Cover

Last week, Pharrell announced the upcoming release of his new album, G I R L.  However, when the cover of the album was revealed it created some controversy since it does not feature any black women.  Pharrell was immediately attacked on social media.  They accused him of someone who turn his back against his own particular race.

The singer responded by immediately calling Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club in order to clarify the issue.  She told the radio hosts, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God:

“What really disappointed me is they jumped the gun, because the one I’m standing closest to is black. She’s a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date over 10 years ago. Maybe 12 years ago. That just must suck man for people to look at something and to assume they know what’s going on. If they just bothered to listen to my album, they would know that my album was an ode to women, period. And the one thing that’s I’m trying to kill…well I can’t kill anything…but the one thing I was trying to aid in changing the crazy statuesque standard of you gotta be white, waif, and thin for you to be beautiful.”

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“Man, it must suck to be that black woman that’s on my cover right now because she’s black.[...]When they find out that she is black, then what? Then we’re arguing amongst ourselves within color. Then the argument’s going to be she’s not brown enough. Then my question to you is, are y’all asking me do I have an Indian person on the cover? Why aren’t you asking about a Pakistani person? A Middle Eastern person on the cover. I just…man. What are we talking about? We’re making huge strides here. Let’s unify, dude. ‘Cause honestly, if you know anything about me, if you’ve seen any of my videos, you seen any of the girls I’ve ever dated, you know I like ‘em all.. You would know that.”

What are your thoughts on Pharrell’s album cover?

Photo Credits: Fashion Copious, Hot New Hip Hop

 

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We have known Jennifer Hudson the moment that she appeared on Terry Richardson’s studio.  It seems that her alter ego Jones was the one who is dominating over her during the photo shoot.

The singer is showing some fierceness on her latest photo spread for V Magazine.  Inside the magazine, Hudson revealed that people do not really know her at all.  This is something that she wants to resolve on her forthcoming album.  Hudson explains:

“Earlier in my career I was just a soloist singing other people’s songs.  Now I really want to be an artist. I want to lift the people up, have fun, create a moment. I have my own visions that I want to bring to life. People think I sit in church all day or stay at home and stare at my Oscar. It’s like I’m a nun or the president or something. I realized that people don’t really know who I am. It just feels like it’s time to take the training wheels off, you know? Let them see me.”

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This is just what she has done with her new album.  According to the magazine:

“The record features collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Babyface, and shows off a markedly different side of Hudson’s personality. Among the tracks is a song called “Whatever Makes You Happy,” an empowerment anthem in which she invites everyone to be themselves, with a very Jenniferized refrain: “We don’t give a sh-t / We don’t EVEN give a sh-t!” (“There will be a clean version for the kids,” she offers.) More than anything, these songs seem to provide Hudson the chance to finally be herself—something that, despite the fact that everyone feels like they know her, has apparently been a problem.”

Do you like Jen’s new photo shoot?

Photo Credits: Too Fab

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On Saturday, the ‘Get Lucky’ singer, Pharrell Williams married his longtime girlfriend, Helen Lasichanh.  The couple had a 4-year-old son named Rocket.  It was a fun-filled affair which was held in Miami, Florida.  There was also a mini-concert during the wedding and Usher and Busta Rhymes were performing at the show.  Pharrell and Lasichanh were aboard a yacht named “Never Say Never” as they pose for their wedding photos. Williams and Lasichanh were wearing plaid ensembles while Terry Richardson was taking some photos.  The wedding ceremony took place in Coconut Grove particularly at the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Gardens.

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According to sources it was a fun wedding, “”Usher and Busta Rhymes did a mini concert at the wedding.  It was so fun. The little concert was amazing. It [was] the most fun wedding I’ve ever been to.” During a recent interview, Williams revealed how proud he is with his family as well as his relationship with Lasichanh.  He said, “It’s awesome,” he said. “I can’t tell anyone what to do. I can’t give anyone relationship advice. But the bestie thing is awesome. Every night is like a sleepover.” Congrats to Williams and Lasichanh! Isn’t it an amazing wedding? Photo Credits: NY Daily News

Pharrell Williams celebrated his 40th birthday last Friday.  The famous rapper and producer still look young in his age, after all age is just a number.  His birthday celebration was held at the Fontainebleau Hotel’s LIV nightclub in Miami Beach.  It was attended by most of his famous friends including Lil Wayne, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus.  Teyana Taylor, Pusha T and Leah LaBelle also attended his birthday.

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Miley Cyrus wore a black mesh shorts and a black revealing top.  According to her, her fashion choice was “Girl in boys clothing.”  She also tweeted:

“So many peeps I love birrrfday is today! Gotta celllllebratttteee.”

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The DJ of the celebration was Kermit the Frog and Chad, Pharrell’s producing partner.  The guests sang “Happy Birthday” and a special birthday cake done by Mina Kwon was presented to the celebrant.

Leah LaBelle greeted her mentor and wrote:

“This man means so much to me. he made my dreams come true. i dreamed this 8 years ago. this is a true moment & my heart is so happy. happy birthday to the best mentor & big brother ever.”

Happy Birthday Pharrell Williams!