Pharrell Williams: “Confidence Is The Sexiest Thing In The World”


You guys! Wanna know what makes us “happy”? The fact that singer/producer and artist extraordinaire Pharrell Williams is a pretty much a feminist. Sure he was in the “blurred lines” fiasco of a music video, but we’re not going to hold that against him (Robin Thicke, we’ll blame you for that one…)

Pharrell’s album G.I.R.L is an ode to the gender he loves the most, duh. Aside from his love of beautiful women, he is also an outspoken advocate of women in politics, most notably, Hillary Clinton. Say whaaaat?!

His latest release from the album is a spoken word tribute to everything he loves about women. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, after all he is an artist and has featured a lot of scantily-clad women in his music videos in the past. But c’mon, he wrote “Happy” for goodness sake! So he gets a pass from us.

The words he addresses his female audience with describe a girl who is confidence, unique, and living her life with no apologies for who she is. Isn’t that who we all want to be?

Thanks Pharrell for being our NPR-esque meditation guide in this little ditty dedicated to women everywhere.

Dear G I R L,

I love everything about you. I love your mind, your heart, your body. Everything. There’s nothing about you I don’t like. That which makes you different is what makes you special. I love when you’re silly, I love when you smile or make a funny face. I just melt. It’s beautiful to see a girl who’s honest and free. You live your life with no apologies. You know exactly who you are.

You don’t care what anyone thinks about your life. That kind of confidence is the sexiest thing in the world. The sexiest. You know how sometimes you catch me staring at you — yeah, i know, i know — I just can’t help it sometimes. It’s because I’m trying to figure you out. You’re like a book that I’m desperately, like, trying to read. I don’t care what’s in it, I just want to know what it says.

Your mind fascinates me. I want to learn from you. I want you to teach me everything you know. The best lessons in life came from listening to you. I wouldn’t be who I am if it wasn’t for what you taught me. I named my album after you because you inspire me. You’re always on my mind when I make music. Always. I want you to love the music I create for you. I hope it makes you feel good, I hope it makes you dance. I hope it makes you happy. It’s like I’m with you even though I’m not there in person. Is that weird? I don’t know, maybe, but you already know what I mean and you know I mean no harm.

I’m not like these other guys, I’m a little different and I’m definitely trying to get you to think about me as much as I think about you. I just want you to notice me — I have no problem admitting that. Not even Marilyn Monroe. Who? Cleopatra? Please. Not even Joan of Arc. That don’t mean nothing to me. I just want a different girl and that’s you.




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