Pharrell Williams has apparently linked his rise to fame to an entire new race of human beings. In a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, the music star discussed his new hit song “Happy“and defined himself as the “new Black.”
Williams said, ‘The ‘new Black’ doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The ‘new Black’ dreams and realizes that it’s not a pigmentation; it’s a mentality. And it’s either going to work for you, or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re gonna be on.”
Pharrell’s comments caused an uproar on Twitter, with many critics pointing out that no matter how new his black is, most Black people still have to deal with the same old problems.