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Twinkling Stars And Sensitivity: 5 Things We Learned From Pharrell’s 'GQ' Cover

Mr. Pharrell Williams is the star of another GQ cover. Gracing the Feb. 2015 issue, clad in a leather jacket, the music extraordinaire gifts the magazine with a 13-hour look into his other-worldly life. A fly-on-the-wall look at his creative genius, the cover story lets readers in on a few new tidbits about Skateboard P, including upcoming collabs and his affinity for women.

Peep five new things we learned below:

He was not content with a certain T.I. record:
"I wasn't happy about the T.I. situation," Pharrell is saying, presumably talking about the T.I. record Paperwork, which he produced. "They did that record hoping for radio play, and they got nothing out of it.... Great, you got your No. 1 hip-hop song. But what does that do for your sales?"

"You want to be camouflage?" he says about the T.I. record. "Go ahead. Blend in. But we want to be that twinkle in the sky. And you might not be able to see that star now. But it's daytime. Wait till it gets dark."

Sometimes he talks like Jaden Smith:
"It's all math. You have a certain number of bones in your body. You have seven holes in your face. There are nine planets, a sun, trillions and trillions of galaxies. Everything quantifies to numbers."

"The more suspended experiences you have, the more you're not bound by physical time."

SEE ALSO: Pharrell Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

He has a song with Big Sean coming, and it’s “haaaaard.”
As he gets up and leaves his headphones behind, basically still smoking, he says to his assistant, Cactus, a woman with purple hair: "Send [Big] Sean an e-mail and tell him he's got a missile coming." But he likes it so much, he can't help but call Sean himself: "It's not what we talked about, man. But it's haaaaard. It's like ghost-of-Shaka-Zulu hard!"

He also has a song with Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani:
Pharrell himself is seated at a studio console, eating chicken soup and working on a song he's writing for Snoop and Gwen Stefani. The song sounds pretty dope.

He surrounds himself with women because he’s sensitive:
"Women have a way of expressing themselves that I can relate to more honestly," he says. "I am a sensitive person, so I want to be with sensitive people. They're pretty magical, the women that are here. They sense things before it happens."

Read Pharrell's full Feb. 2015 GQ cover story here.

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The number 9 bears a special significance in Kim’s life. June 9 is the day her daughter Royal Reign was born, and March 9 was the day her dear friend, the rapper The Notorious B.I.G., was killed. Additionally, this is her ninth project (five albums and four mixtapes).

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Watch her announcement and listen to “Go Awff” below.

LIL’ KIM ANNOUNCED HER NEW ALBUM “9” RELEASE DATE....May 17th 2019. Will you be supporting Queen Bee? pic.twitter.com/jvr7wNNGwR

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Drip Too Hard 💧 | #GoAwff Video out Friday 🎥 | New Album “9” drops May 17th 💿 pic.twitter.com/FjPM47dEbo

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Congrats: Kehlani Announces Birth Of Daughter, Adeya

Kehlani took to Instagram to announce that her daughter Adeya Nomi was born over the weekend. The While We Wait songbird thanked those who sent well-wishes as she entered the next big phase of her life.

“This weekend our angel arrived healthy & perfect in every way in our bathroom at home,” she wrote on Monday (Mar. 25) to accompany a photo of a baby’s blanket. “Unmedicated homebirth was the absolute hardest yet most powerful thing i’ve ever done. thankful beyond words. in love beyond comparison.”

She continued her post by stating she’s taking a social media break to be with her family and to rest.

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“[My next album details] my parents’ story, articulated into mine, articulated into a gift for my daughter, so she knows where she comes from,” she said. “[It’s] a really heavy load to process while I’m pregnant…breaking down my mom when I’m about to be a mom.”

Congrats to the new mom on her bundle of joy.

 

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this weekend our angel arrived healthy & perfect in every way in our bathroom at home. unmedicated homebirth was the absolute hardest yet most powerful thing i’ve ever done. thankful beyond words. in love beyond comparison. refraining from posting to be family and rest, we just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent well wishes, love, and support in all forms while waiting & working to bring Adeya earthside. 🧡

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Pharrell's New Netflix Kids' Series Focuses On Importance Of STEAM Learning

Pharrell Williams is the executive producer of a new children’s show on Netflix that focuses on educating little ones on the importance of science, technology and current events.

“I got involved with ‘Brainchild’ because there is a desperate need to raise awareness about the importance of science with our youth, we must edu-tain,” Williams told Variety about his new series. The show is hosted by Indian-American actress and comedian Sahana Srinivasan.

Brainchild will use “interactive games, experiments and skits” to teach and highlight the “core concepts and principles of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).” It was co-created by Atomic Entertainment, and is billed as a spinoff of the Emmy-nominated show “Brain Games,” which aired on National Geographic Channel for seven seasons.

Williams and his i am OTHER production partner Mimi Valdes also discussed the idea of the show’s accessibility for teachers and students. Per Variety, “The curriculum is available without having to sign up or register for any account, and can be used at home or in the classroom to supplement existing tools.”

“It’s especially important to me to get STEAM-focused programming in front of minority communities,” Pharrell says of attempting to reach viewers. “That’s because at the core of the plight of children of color in this country is a lack of access to actionable education.”

 

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Prepare to have your minds blown 🧠⚡🌊💖💡🔬 I worked with the masterminds of Brain Games on a show that will empower kids by approaching STEM topics in a cool, new way and to provide anOTHER way into science. Thank you to our host @Sahana.j.shree, @AlieWard, Atomic Entertainment, @i_am_other and the @Netflix team. Brainchild OUT NOW on Netflix. #brainchild

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