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Pharrell Williams Talks Being In A Committed Relationship And Why Men Should Consider Marrying Their Female Besties
Famed Virginia producer Pharrell Williams recently stopped by Hot 97′s Angie Martinez Show where he chatted it up about love, his relationship with fianceé Helen Lasichanh and how he manages to continue looking so youthful. Check out some of what he had to say.
On being a one woman man:
“I’m a different guy in the sense that I’m not touching no other woman besides my girl. I love my family and I’m super happy.”
On successfully being in a committed relationship:
“It was so easy, because see here’s the thing, I’m not no relationship expert, but I just recommend that you get with your bestie. Because y’all agree on everything. This is the person that when the other girls were tripping you could call her and be like ‘She saying…’, and she could talk to you about whatever. So you guys started with a very honest and open rapport. You never had to hide anything. And you know, at a certain point in my business, I don’t know why anyone lies. You’re making money, you’re doing it, she don’t like it, ‘You don’t like it? Beat it.’ But, I’m going to be honest with you.”
“Women are so attracted to honesty, it’s funny. Even when it hurts. They love that. Women taught me that.”
On if he’s ready to jump the broom:
“Yes, of course.”
On how he manages to look so young:
“I’m [washing my face]. Like little small stuff. Naomi Campbell taught me a couple of tricks back in the day, like washing your face with cold water, keeping your pores closed. People say my parents look pretty young too. For me, you just have to wash your face. I use Cetaphil.”
Hit the next page to watch footage from Pharrell’s interview.
There’s a trend brewing in the world of urban music. More and more artists are complaining when their products don’t sell — albums or any of their side projects.
Pharrell Williams has filed breach of contract papers at Manhattan Federal Court and is seeking $5 million in damages against the company he partnered with on his liquor line, Qream, over slow sales. It was not long ago that Pharrell debuted the cream liqueur. But now he’s unhappy with the sales, according to Allhiphop.com, and the music producer has filed a lawsuit against the distillery Diageo North America claiming that the company “failed to produce, market and distribute his high-end Qream to the appropriate target audience.” This, he claims, resulted in low sales.
Pharrell also wasn’t pleased with the product itself. He claimed the bottles had faulty tops. Lastly, he accused the company of shutting down production without warning last July and Williams did not have time to find another partner.
And not too long ago, Kid Cudi publicly called out his record label for not shipping enough physical copies of his long-awaited rock album “WZRD.” He used his Twitter feed to voice a complaint about Universal Republic, blasting the label for only shipping 55,000 copies and not securing radio play for the LP’s lead single “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie.”
Because of this, reports Hip Hop DX, CuDi threatened to suspend the release of the third installment of his critically acclaimed Man On the Moon series until 2014. Despite, the complaints WZRD debuted at number one today on iTunes.
Finally (because three’s a trend), Nicki Minaj complained during a radio interview that Target and Walmart had failed to support the release of her album “The Re-Up” back in November. The album was a repackaged version of “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” with a few new tracks and a DVD that the retailers had no interest in carrying.
Surely, we won’t have to wait too long before the next celeb airs their personal set of grievances.
We know some of today’s most famous celebs by who they are now and who they’ve become in the last few years. But, let’s take a trip down memory lane with some pictures of some of the most famous black male celebs. Here are 15 photos that are sure to make you saw “aww.”
We like the sound of this—and the direction “American Idol” is going in. After learning Mariah Carey was officially joining the next season of “American Idol” as a judge, stories started swirling that Toni Braxton could be her counterpart on the reality singing competition. Now another name we love is being thrown into the mix—Pharrell Williams.
According to Us Weekly:
”Everything is looking good, but they’re still working out details.”
Pharrell is a mega-talented producer who has knocked out hits for everybody from Snoop Dog and Jay-Z, to Brittney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Gwen Stefani. He would no doubt be an excellent judge of true talent—and would probably let people down easily. Us Weekly says he and teen star Nick Jonas are currently the front runners to fill the two vacant spots on the judging panel alongside Mariah which might be a better look for the show. I’m not sure there’s room for two divas on the set.
What do you think about Pharrell joining “American Idol?”
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For the people of Awkward Nation, it’s been a long wait. But it’s finally over. Issa Rae, the mastermind behind the series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” and her castmates are back for a second season of hilarity. This time Rae has teamed up with Pharrell Williams’ iamOTHER network.
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Producer, composer, fashion designer, art enthusiast. Pharrell Williams is a little bit of everything, including hot stuff. He’s been doing big things since he helped write Teddy Riley’s verse on the epic track, “Rump Shaker.” He’s even found a way to help design accessories for Louis Vuitton, on top of heading his popular brand, Billionaire Boys Club, and still making the hottest tracks for anybody who is…anybody (he even composed the music for Despicable Me for goodness’ sakes!). He’s my boo, and I thought I’d share his awesome-ness with you. Enjoy!
Qream (pronounced like cream, but made all fancy and quirky with the “q”) is super producer Pharrell Williams’ new liqueur line. He teamed up with Diageo,” the world’s premium drink business” according to the press release. Diageo also puts out Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Diddy’s Ciroc and a host of other big name brands that you’ve consumed over the years.
If the pink and gold logo was not clue enough, the curvy bottle with its slender neck and golden top/crown gives you a hint that this liqueur is for women—not just any woman though. Qream is geared towards a woman who likes the finer things in life. So who better to review this new concoction than Madame Noire? Qream comes in peach and strawberry, but I only tried the strawberry flavor.
Here are my thoughts on Pharrell’s latest tasty venture:
Pow! That’s what happened to my tastebuds when the strawberry , vodka-based Qream landed on my tongue. It was a little stronger than I had anticipated, similar to an unexpected but exhilarating bass line in a Pharrell produced track. The alcohol content is 12.5%, which is a tad less than the malbec I have with dinner, but that 12.5% packs a punch. Pharrell says the cutie pie drink also has less calories than a glass of red wine. Now that’s a plus!
After the initial splash settled in, I could taste the softer notes of strawberry and vanilla and the drink smoothed out a bit. By the second and third sip, Qream and I became old friends.
“Qream was created for contemporary women who work hard and want to relax with friends at the end of the day,” says Pharrell. “I want them to reward themselves deliciously. Women make up half the population and Qream is about celebrating that power. To work with Diageo in bringing something original like Qream and the notion of delicious living to market has been a thrill.”
“Delicious living”…I want some of that Pharrell! Qream is not some wimpy watered down drink for “girls.” It’s a grown woman’s beverage that is strong with delicate notes and presented in a beautiful package-reminiscent of the intended drinker. The website (which is super cute by the way) suggests putting Qream on the rocks, adding it to a cocktail or even baked into cupcakes. I tried it on the rocks, but strawberry Qream cupcakes sound downright lovely.
Oh and another cool thing about Qream is that even though it has a somewhat creamy (but not too thick) consistency, it’s 99% dairy free. Shout out to all the lactose intolerant drinkers in the house! When I shared the bottle of Qream with co-workers (Don’t you want to be on staff at Madame Noire?), everyone agreed that it’s something new and different for the ladies.
Now, I need to try that peach flavor…
Have you tried Qream yet, what do you think? What’s your fav celeb endorsed/created drink?
Known for their power maneuvers in the music industry, Sean “Jay-Z” Carter and Pharrell Williams have collaborated on several musical ventures in the past.
Now, the two forces are joining together again, but this time it will be outside of the studio and arena stages. According to a GQ exclusive, Jay-Z’s Rocawear has partnered up with Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club to manufacture and distribute BBC, thus further leveraging its success.
Though the full details of the partnership have not been fully disclosed, GQ is reporting that Pharrell will remain as the creative vision behind the BBC label while Jay-Z will use his business prowess to effectively market the brand.
Though both brands produce street wear for the urban youth, Billionaire Boys Club is not mass marketed for department stores as Rocawear is. Created in 2005 by Pharrell and Japanese fashion designer, Nigo, who is responsible for the establishment of A Bathing Ape (BAPE), the Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream were conjunctively launched to present “luxury streetwear” to their target youth demographic. Initially, both brands were supposed to be marketed through Reebok, but after several disputes, the line was indefinitely postponed.
Eventually, Billionaire Boys Club was launched as a sister company to A Bathing Ape.
Since its’ official release, Billionaire Boys Club has been moderately successful. Most of the label’s clientele are members of the hip-hop elite, including Lil’ Wayne and Kanye West, but there are only 26 high-end retailers that sell BBC to the public.
Rocawear is marketed through retail department stores including Macys which accounts for the bulk of their clothing sales. The limited purchasing availability for Billionaire Boys Club will not shift as the two collections combine. Even though Jay-Z sold his rights to Rocawear to Iconix Brand Group, he is still in charge of product development, marketing, and licensing.
These fellas are known for their rhyming skills, but there are plenty of ladies who would gladly watch them on mute. Here’s a list of some of the best-looking lyricists in the game.
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The men on this list fly in private planes, throw parties at the Hamptons, and have millions, literally millions, in the bank. While your man might not have all that (pat yourself on the back if he does!), doesn’t mean he can’t dress like these G.Q. brothas. They are the best dressed black male celebrities in Hollywood–well, according to moi. After a few glances over their stylish photographs, I’m sure you’ll agree. If not, let us know who you’d like to add to the list, or unapologetically delete.