Pharrell Talks Giving Songs He Wrote for Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake

In the latest episode ‘The Tanning of America’ series, super-producer Pharrell was the feature guest. During his conversation with Steve Stoute, Skateboard P spoke on his Virginia Beach upbringing, his Marc Jacobs sunglasses line, and giving Justin Timberlake tracks that were meant for the late Michael Jackson:

“Funny story is, when we were working on it, Michael called …he just called me and he was eating popcorn in my ear over the phone, and he was like, “Oh, so you’re working with Justin, how’s it going?” I remember just thinking to myself, “Man, I wish Michael could hear these songs.” And later on, after those songs came out and they were really huge thanks to Justin’s talent and what he had to offer, I’ll never forget the day that me and Michael met up. And he sang me those songs, sounding like Justin. And he said, “You should’ve gave those songs to me.” And I’m like, “You know those were your songs.”