There are quite a few eyebrow-raising moments in Pharrell Williams‘ cover story for the April issue of GQ. First of all — oh, right — we’re reminded that he had a hand, as a late teen, in writing early ’90s party jam “Rump Shaker” by Wreckx-N-Effect. And then, when it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, the “Happy” hitmaker is pretty damn confident that he knows who’s locked in to win.
“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,” Pharrell tells GQ.”Hillary’s gonna win. Listen, I’m reaching out to her right now. She’s gonna win.”
Head below to see another photo from Pharrell’s GQ shoot, and to read what he has to say about Tea Party Republicans — or, as he refers to them, “The guys with the n***er jokes in 2014.”
Pharrell on the Tea Party: “They’re all trying to learn how to do the Dougie. Please. While their daughters are all twerking. Trust me: Miley [Cyrus] tells me all the time. Not saying that about Billy Ray, but I’m saying Miley tells me all the time: all those little girls, all those girls with their Republican daddies, they’re twerkin’ somewhere listening to Jay Z and Beyoncé and doin’ the ‘Happy’ dance. And that’s black.”
As for his Despicable Me 2 chart-topper “Happy” losing out to a certain song from a Disney blockbuster at the Oscars earlier this month, Pharrell puts his tongue firmly in cheek and quips, “Well, trust me: when they read the results, my face was…frozen. But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to…let it go.”
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