Pharrell continues his takeover, following the release of his G I R L album, with the cover of GQ’s April 2014 issue.
In the cover story, he discusses the controversy over his album’s cover, losing the Oscar to Frozen’s “Let It Go”, and his headline-grabbing Vivienne Westwood hat. He also explains why Hillary Clinton should be the next president. “We’re about to have a female president. Hillary’s gonna win,” says Pharrell.
On losing the Oscar: “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.”
On Hillary Clinton for president: “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. 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. … Hillary’s gonna win. Listen, I’m reaching out to her right now. She’s gonna win.”
On the Tea Party: “The Tea Party guys? The guys with the n*gger jokes in 2014? They’re all trying to learn how to do the Dougie. Please. While their daughters are all twerking. Trust me: Miley 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.”
On his G I R L cover controversy: “It doesn’t make sense to me. That kind of divisiveness is not necessary at a time when we’re supposed to be unifying. That’s what happiness is all about, and if you look at my ‘Happy’ video, I had everybody in there: fat, skinny, gay, straight, purple, polka-dot, plaid, gingham print, houndstooth, alien. I f*ckin’ had dogs in there! I had children in there! I had kids in there! I’m the most indiscriminate person that there is! I believe in equality.”
On his hat: “Anything different, people are going to look at and go, ‘Ha ha ha ha, what is that??’ Then, after a while, they do a little bit of research; they realize it’s Vivienne Westwood, an ode to her boyfriend at the time; they had a store together called World’s End. The guy who went on to sign the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren.”
Read the full interview at GQ.com.