If you’re Pharrell, it’s not enough to make a very good pop album; you have to make a very good pop album and surround it with mystic mumbo-jumbo about how women are the mothers of the universe, or whatever. And that’s why Pharrell’s new G I R L — which, again, is very good — also has to be a dedication to every woman everywhere. My friend Zach Baron recently went down to Miami to interview Pharrell for a GQ cover story, and in the course of that interview, Pharrell predicted that Hillary Clinton would be our next president. Here’s his reasoning:
Let me tell you why Hillary’s going to win. Everywhere you go in this country, you have red and blue. You got the Democrats; you got the Republicans. You got the Bloods; you got the Crips. Everything is red and blue in this country. You know what else is red and blue? Blood. Blood is blue in your body until air hits it, and then it turns red. That means there’s unity. There’s gonna be unity. So when you think about a night where there’s late-night talk-show hosts and it’s mostly women, that’s a different world. Right? A world where seventy-five percent of the prime ministers and the presidents were women: That’s a different world. That’s gonna happen, and it’s gonna happen when Hillary wins. Because you know what? No matter how staunch of a supporter you are of no-abortion, whatever you are: You’re a woman, and there’s no way in the world you’re going to vote for somebody that’s going to try to tell you what to do with your body. When we are a country and we are a species that has had a martian Rover traveling up and down the crevices of this planet looking for water and ice, okay, and we’ve had a space station that’s been orbiting our planet for sixteen years—but we still got legislation trying to tell women what to do with their bodies? Hillary’s gonna win. Listen, I’m reaching out to her right now. She’s gonna win.
As a friend of Zach, my favorite part of this whole thing is imagining his carefully composed neutral facial expression.