Pharrell Reveals Who "Happy" Was Originally Meant for & Discusses New N.E.R.D. Album

He also speaks on this era’s most important social and political issues.

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Currently in promotional mode for his work for the new film Hidden Figures, Pharrell Williams stopped by Hot 97 to speak with the trio of Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez about his latest venture. Besides his breakdown of Hidden Figures and his soundtrack efforts, Pharrell also opened up about new music of his own, the issues he believes are most significant to this generation, the next N.E.R.D. album, and more. Reiterating information that surfaced back in 2014, Pharrell also spoke on his initial decision to give “Happy” to CeeLo Green. “I wrote that record for CeeLo, so if I had written it for myself, it probably would have been overkill … it would have just been too much,” he explains.

To hear Pharrell discuss social and political issues, Hidden Figures, new music and more, check out video of Pharrell’s latest interview above.

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