Pharrell Williams In GQ 2014

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.

(via GQ)

As a friend of Zach, my favorite part of this whole thing is imagining his carefully composed neutral facial expression.

Comments (31)
  1. “Hillary Clinton would be our next album.” ? I’d listen to that album

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    • Soooo…some weather we’re having, huh?

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    • what makes you think she wasn’t? Obamacare is Hillary’s plan that Obama ran against saying it was a Republican scheme based on Romney’s plan (which it is.)

      • Obamacare not withstanding, I have more faith in her abilities as a leader to improve the economic / unemployment crisis as well as foreign policy.

        • stop focusing on the personalities. the president doesn’t control these things. she’d be working for the same corporations obamney’s working for and she’d be opposed by the same people. no difference.

          • I don’t disagree with you. It’s very easy to assume when things are bad if it were someone else in there, things would be different, which I guess makes Pharrell’s whole shpeel above moot hope.

        • (Which I should add, I think are two issues that are far more important and in need of urgent remedy over Obamacare. What more is that they were very important problems that needed to be addressed before Obama even began his first term , but in the six years since he’s been in office, the millions of people still out of work are an afterthought. So here you have millions of people out of work, who in turn are out of health insurance, and Obama comes in and forces all of these people to buy insurance they don’t have money for or be penalized. Makes absolutely no sense to me…)

          • #GandalfHat should be president, obviously. He’d bring back the optimism of the Reagan years.

          • Actually, he’s forcing out-of-work people to get free insurance. Way to stick it to the unemployed, Obama!

          • It’s not “free insurance,” it’s affordable insurance. The lowest plan in my state is something around $200 / month, hence why a lot of younger unemployed people who are unemployed just take the gamble and pay the annual penalty.

          • i’m getting really tired of people putting up their anti-obamacare argument by discreetly leaving out that 1.) those policies people were forced out of were garbage plans anyway and provided a bare minimum of coverage that health care providers passed off as “health care policies” and 2.) government subsidies were made available from the very beginning for low and some middle income families to offset the higher cost of those new plans

          • 1) Not true, my old plan was better than my new Obamneycare plan.

            2) Wow, so we pay 2 or 3 times as much as any other country, but we get a little 20% off coupon! Paid for by the taxpayers, which is us in the end. Fail.

          • i find it hard to believe your old plan was any good then

          • The coverage was actually excellent, covered some expensive stuff I needed, and pretty affordable (about half what I pay now). I live in a progressive state which actually had a decent health care system so Obamneycare made things worse for young people.

  3. In that “Where’s the Beef?” article about Black Lips’ Cole Alexander, I said, “Some opinions are really just better left unsaid.”

    This is one of those situations where I’m really glad an opinion was not left unsaid. This is gold.

  4. I really like “Happy,” but I was totally underwhelmed and bored by the album.

  5. blood is never blue, Pharrell, if that even is your real name, which it is.

    • Look at your wrist.

      Blue veins.

      Case Closed!

      • There’s always air in your blood (lungs breathe oxygen, RED blood cells carry it through body). Did I miss something about blue blood cells in Bio 100?

        • Yes, you did. My biology professor put his left hand and forearm inside of a transparent, plastic container and sucked all of the air out of it, creating a perfect vacuum. His hand immediately exploded and the container was filled with blue blood. We all saw it. You can ask anybody who was there.

      • i’m giving you my power of attorney

    • Nigel Tufnel: You see how your blood looks blue….
      Marty DiBergi: That’s just the color of the vein. The blood is actually red.
      Nigel Tufnel: Oh. Then maybe it’s not green. Anyway…this is what I sleep in sometimes.

  6. Pharrell just figured out what 300 million people already know. We all just looked at the polls and saw that the Hillary corporate machine had no serious opponents…but Pharrell got his info straight from the Crips on Mars.

  7. I most excited about his prediction on the future of late-night television. Can we get it in writing now that Ellen gets Dave’s job once he retires?

  8. That quote looks like the logic of someone who is extremely stoned.

  9. Stop trying to get the hat over.

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