Fans of “The Voice” loved watching Pharrell Williams as coach on NBC’s hit singing competition, but the “Happy” singer dashed any hopes that he may return to one of the show’s red swivel chairs any time soon.
Speaking to Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb on “Today”, Williams admitted he had a good time on “The Voice”, but his hectic schedule just doesn’t allow for a return engagement.
“Honestly, I have to work,” he explained. “[‘The Voice”] was so much fun and, while I was doing it, it was like helping other people was like a drug to me. I just couldn’t get enough of helping them. But I’ve got work to do, music to make.”
Also keeping him busy these days are the five-month-old triplets that he shares with wife Helen Lasichanh.
“I have a tribe,” joked Pharrell of parenting triplets. “It’s an assembly line … they harmonize [when they cry]. It’s ‘Waah! Waah! Waah!’ all at the same time.”
In fact, he notes, his life has become one big “chain reaction,” with the cries of one child triggering the others. “One cries, the next one cries, the next one cries. They’re hungry, they’re hungry, they’re hungry,” he said.
He also praised Lasichanh for her mothering abilities, bragging about her serious mom skills. “My wife is SEAL Team Six,” he added. “There’s nothing she can’t do. I mean, she carried those three bodies, and she’s just on it all the time. And we do have some amazing people to help us.”