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Pharrell Williams on Supporting Hillary Clinton: 'I Did It So I Could Sleep'

Pharrell Williams on Supporting Hillary Clinton: 'I Did It So I Could Sleep'

Pharrell Williams takes the cover of Esquire magazine’s February 2017 issue.

Here’s what the 43-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On his music: “I think everything is given to us. Everything is. We didn’t create it. It’s being given to us in one shape or form. It is a deep delusion to think otherwise. I’m not the juice. I’m not the ice that makes it cool. And I’m certainly not the glass. I’m just the straw.”

On his 2013 hit “Happy”: “I noticed that there was a lot of pain going on around the world. Then you start thinking about why people might have needed that song, and it becomes very heavy.”

On why he supported Hillary Clinton: “I did it so I could sleep. So whatever happens, I know I tried. This has kept me up at night. The kind of divisions that this nation is seeingβ€”it hasn’t been this way since the 60s.”

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Credit: Mario Sorrenti/Esquire
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  • Jenny from the flop

    Juice? Ice? Talk like a normal person you moron

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  • Sprite

    hmm. I mean Human Centred Design/Innovation
    Robotics have steadily taken jobs from humans and that robots will become part of our lives working around us to the point of a ‘predictable confrontation.’ Object orientated software could be the answer.
    Mechanical horses etc. these exhibits from Rob Macrae is way too close to lifelike, and it gets sillier than those pics.
    “Wonder seems like such an outmoded notion in our technological age where everything is so readily explained by the scientific method. Wonder however does exist in the human imagination often triggered, yet not fully explained – by an object. Combining two exhibitions, Wunderkammer & After-life is a collection of portals into what was, what is, and what could be. Each work explores an animal story using real preserved animal bodies (taxidermy and ethically sourced). Each work touches on a different aspect of the human-animal relationship including biodiversity, pollution, climate change, conservation and stewardship.”
    - 😊 I guess it’s just a way of saying the world hasn’t gone to the dogs (no elephants or dogs were in the exhibit).