Pharrell Williams has a lot to say about the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 8.
ET was at Variety‘s Inclusion summit on Tuesday, where the 43-year-old music producer couldn’t hold back his opinions on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s treatment of women.
When taking the stage with Variety‘s Editor-at-Large, Michael Schneider, Pharrell admitted he’s “praying for the human condition.”
“I’m praying for women, I’m praying that we make better decisions,” said the Grammy winner. “We’re at a place and time where people say things — and you’ll see women supporting that,” adding, “It ain’t just men on that trail following that guy.”
Pharrell is of course referring to Trump and the leaked “Access Hollywood” video from 2005 in which he can be heard making lewd comments about women, as well as the sexual assault allegations against the presidential candidate, which he has denied.
“That silence in this room right now is often what I feel when you see some of the things that are being said, not just about my culture, but about women.” Pharrell said. “I’m praying that women come together and save this nation.”
“If all the woman in this nation decided to vote and support the first female candidate, there would be nothing to worry about,” added the “Happy” singer. “It’s that easy.”
It’s certainly no surprise that the singer’s remarks were geared toward female empowerment, as his latest film project, “Hidden Figures”, is all about the strength and ingenuity of women in the workplace.
Pharrell is producing and writing the original score for the film, which tells the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson — three African-American women who contributed to the success of NASA’s Mercury and Apollo programs in the 1960s. The upcoming drama stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe.
“Women’s contributions were often dismissed, discounted,” said the recording artist with regard to women in the 1960s. “The idea that we get a chance to actually go back and shine a light on the amazing accomplishments of these women — and African-American women, you know. It’s one thing to be a woman in the 1960s. It’s another thing to be an African-American woman in the 1960s.”
“Hidden Figures” opens in select theatres on Christmas Day before going wide on Jan. 13.
Watch the trailer below!
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