There are likely few Americans who would be surprised by a hip-hop artist and producer actively campaigning for a Democrat presidential candidate. The rambling, race-obsessed, and gang-oriented manner in which Pharrell Williams is doing so, however, paints a dim picture of how casual observers view the current political climate.
In a recent GQ interview, the artist proudly shilled for Hillary Clinton, predicting she will succeed Barack Obama following the 2016 election. His supportive comments came on the heels of his assertion that politics is akin to gang affiliation.
“You got the Democrats; you got the Republicans,” he said. “You got the Bloods; you got the Crips.”
Nevertheless, he is quite convinced that one ‘gang’ is better equipped to lead the nation. Specifically, he is anxious to vote for a Democrat woman.
“So when you think about a night when there’s late-night talk show hosts and it’s mostly women,” he said, “that’s a different world.”
He predicted a “world where 75 percent of the prime ministers and the presidents were women,” explaining that shift will be precipitated by the election of Clinton.
“That’s gonna happen,” he predicted, “and it’s gonna happen when Hillary wins.”
He repeated his forecast several more times in the interview, suggesting even pro-life – or “no-abortion,” as he called them – women will support Clinton based on her genitals.
“You’re a woman,” he said, “and there’s no way in the world you’re going to vote for somebody that’s going to try to tell you what to do with your body. Hillary’s gonna win.”
For good measure, he added: “She’s gonna win.”
As the interview wrapped up, Williams added a few jabs at his rival ‘gang,’ the Tea Party, offering the unsubstantiated argument that the movement is rooted in racism. He used another media attention-seeker, Miley Cyrus, to make his convoluted point.
“Not saying anything about Billy Ray [Cyrus],” he said, “but I’m saying Miley tells me all the time. All those girls, all those girls with their Republican daddies, they’re twerkin’ somewhere listening to Jay-Z and Beyonce and doin’ the ‘Happy’ dance. And that’s black.”
Williams provides a perfect representation of what the GOP candidate will be facing in the 2016 election – and why it is so important for conservatives to present a united front against it.
–B. Christopher Agee
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