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Pharrell Williams talks Ferguson and ongoing affair with black women


Between his monster single “Happy,” producing record breaking hits for others, and landing a coveted spot as a judge on NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” it’s safe to say that the profile of Pharrell Williams is at an all-time high.

In the cover story for Ebony magazine’s November issue, the Virginia native touched on a few hot button subjects of the day including Ferguson, Missouri. The “Come Get It Bae” singer shared what he calls his “sky view” on race relations:

I don’t talk about race since it takes a very open mind to hear my view, because my view is the sky view. But I’m very troubled by what happened in Ferguson, Missouri. When things like that happen, we need to be a united cell. We need connective tissue to be linked by spirit and spirituality. For every individual who gets killed, someone should build a school or teach a child. We really need to balance things with positivity.

Among other topics, Williams also took the time to speak on the criticism he received regarding the cover to his latest album, GIRL. He says he has an ongoing love affair with black women:

I love black women. If you don’t think I love black women, then you don’t understand me. I have obsessed over black women since the days of Jayne Kennedy, Beverly Peele and Roshumba Williams. Those are the women I daydreamed about growing up.

GIRL is in stores now. The Voice airs on NBC every Monday at 8/7 p.m. CST.


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  2. butterbeanbabe on October 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    love parrell he kept it real about ferguson , we do need to honor the blacks who have fallen due to racist behavior then we can shut it down .. look how they handle the ebola crisis , but mike brown life was not honored and the progreess of his case is swept under the rug now . but ebola grab the headline huh? wow shows our priority as african american ., we didnt care so much when the brother was effected but the white woman got infected the white man , everyone want to , pray and honor and protect them …… white folks is all about their own race thats it ,, if your mixxed raced your get some respect but not much ……. if your a mexican raised by white wolves your still protected like zimmerman was his parent adopted him was white . . and in law enforcement .. they protect any thing they call white even if the person is mexican ,your still betta than blacks … im not sure what color pharell is he looks native american but i see a strong blck man he never turn his back on blacks he is black a lot of these celeberities want to speak out but dont have the power to do that … tv is the power now that he is on the voice he can make commments like this

    • CHERELLE on October 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm


    • Tonya on October 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      Ummmmm no its not about race with Ebola! He lied to get in the US, he wasn’t an American, and she was infected by helping him! Everything isn’t always about race all the time. The card gets thrown so much. It’s like crying wolf. When it really matters who will believe you? Racism goes both ways. Just like the other nurse who was infected people prayed for her as well. Guess what? She was African American. Praying for her she didn’t deserve to get it either! Maybe look at the President for not closing our borders due to Ebola. Of course you won’t because he is African American like you and he has no accountability. You will blame the white people. It’s all our fault like everything. If Darren Wilson is guilty he should be prosecuted. If he isn’t and all evidence is proving he wasn’t guilty he should be free. To sad all the community wants is his conviction but not the truth despite evidence! A false testimony of a man ” Brown’s friend” who ran and went to jail for false informing before. It’s a sad day for all! This isn’t how racism ends! It ends by communication and not pointing fingers. Love breeds healing hate breeds hate and violence on both sides.

    • anti-latinx racism again... on November 30, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Yeah Mexicans get treated so well.
      P.S.: Please send me over to this fantasy land of yours.

  3. Public_Programming on October 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Dis nikka wh1te washed and typical…. Trying to say he loves black women. Look at his track record..

  4. PacsGirl on October 18, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Her name is Jane Kennedy js

    • sho u right on October 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      naw the article got it right . . .it’s spelled “Jayne”