Pharrell Williams has endorsed Hillary Clinton.
This week, during a sit down with Variety‘s editor-at-large, Michael Schneider, the 43-year-old music producer got candid about his thoughts on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s treatment of women. Williams admitted he’s “praying for the human condition.”
“I’m praying for women, I’m praying that we make better decisions,” the Grammy winner said. “We’re at a place and time where people say things — and you’ll see women supporting that,” adding “It ain’t just men on that trail following that guy.”
Of course, the “Happy” recording artist is referring to Trump’s leaked “Access Hollywood” video from 2005, where he can be heard making lewd comments about women. Meanwhile, Trump has denied all allegations he’s mistreated the opposite sex. “That silence in this room right now is often what I feel when you see some of the things that are being said, not just about my culture, but about women.” “The Voice” coach continued. “I’m praying that women come together and save this nation.”
“If all the woman in this nation decided to vote and support the first female candidate, there would be nothing to worry about,” he added. “It’s that easy.”
In the meantime, Williams’ latest film project, Hidden Figures, is certainly pushing for strength and ingenuity of women in the workplace. Williams is producing and writing the original score for the upcoming blockbuster, which tells the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson — three Black women who contributed to the success of NASA’s Mercury and Apollo programs in the 1960s. The upcoming drama stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.
“Women’s contributions were often dismissed, discounted,” Williams said with regard to women in the 1960s. “The idea that we get a chance to actually go back and shine a light on the amazing accomplishments of these women — and African American women, you know. It’s one thing to be a woman in the 1960s. It’s another thing to be an African American woman in the 1960s.”
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