Pharrell gets philosophical
Pharrell Williams is a firm believer in God and the universe.
The singer has enjoyed incredible success of late, with his track Happy hitting number one all over the world.
He's also settled with his model wife Helen Lasichanh and their five-year-old son Rocket.
But Pharrell, 41, believes he's just a small cog in a bigger picture.
"I believe in God, but I also believe in the universe..." he explained to British magazine Stylist.
"And I believe in the innate ability to make decisions and to exercise our feelings as human beings.
"How do you see all the stars and think there's nothing else out there? It's so incredibly arrogant and pompous.
"It's amazing that there are people who really believe that. It's unbelievable."
On the music front, the star opened himself up to criticism by collaborating with Robin Thicke and T.I. on Blurred Lines, which was slammed by many for its provocative lyrics and accompanying video that featured topless women.
However Pharrell has always been open about his belief that females are powerful and even named his album G I R L in honour of the opposite sex. He speaks passionately about the subject often and is upset that his intentions may have been misunderstood due to the track.
"I was also lucky enough to write Happy, too. So that's the same guy," he argued.
"If you force me to stand in one box, then you would only think I was one colour. When you allow me to get into whatever boxes I'd like to as a creative, then you start to see a bunch of different hues and vantage points to my personality and what it is that I have to offer. Then you start to think, 'OK, I understand this person's intention now. It's to have fun.'
"But if you know anything about me, and my career, you know how I love women, and the last thing I want to do is degrade."
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