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Nazi Goosestepping During Live Concert

2/16/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams broke into a full-on goosestepping Nazi salute during a concert in Vegas this week ... and TMZ has obtained the footage.

Pharrell's people say to us, "You can't see it because his hand isn't in the picture, but Pharrell is throwing up the Star Trek sign, which is also the sign for his record label, Star Trak. To suggest that he is doing anything else is wrong and downright silly."

So we ask ...


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1291 days ago


@58 Don't think ur going to wash down the evil that was done to blacks right here in America....if some are bitter that's their right to be, some Jews are still bitter about the holocaust. Don't tell people that have suffered how to deal with the pain.

1291 days ago


this is ignorant. making a post about something you cant even see the full detail of in the video. my parents have been to his house personally and met with him, he has an obsession with cartoon characters and star wars. lame post tmz.

1291 days ago


White people cant stand to see a successful black person, and will do anything to tear them down.around the world, soliders march like this, not just Nazi. And for the record historical Jews have been far more racist to blacks . Slavery, jim crow laws, pushing laws in congress that have held back black people.

1291 days ago


I sure hate to tell you, but a if you have ever listened to ANY popular music you have heard and probably sing in the shower a lot of pharrell's work. This guys is is a big fan of Star Trek...hence the name of his label!!! for those calling him a ignorant may want to check his resume cause he is definitely not that. He has put in more work in the music industry in the past 10 years then most...NOT TO MENTION HIS MUSIC HAS A REAL MESSAGE. Try listening to NERD...FYI he has been doing this move for years just check youtube!

1291 days ago


This wasn't some nerdy kid dancing on the floor - this was a performer in a choreographed stage show. It is a premeditated movement meant to generate publicity via controversy. The offensive part is how stupid he perceives his audience as being!

1291 days ago


His belt around his a** with his underwear showing is more offensive than anything else!!!

1291 days ago


Spin all anyone wants, this was offensive and showed an insensitivity/ignorance. Imagine a white singer lighting a 'T' on stage while in a white hooded bathrobe. That person would know exactly how that action would be perceived. Pharrell did an antisemitic act.

1291 days ago


it's wrong, whether if your black, whiter, hispanic or other. don't let this didn't get away with it because he's black. it's wrong, period and I'm a black person.

1291 days ago


how can you vote "get over it" when the african americans haven't "gotten over it"

1291 days ago


I think I've seen North Korean troops and Russian troops marching this way too so.....????

1291 days ago


Only a brother can get away with this. No surprise.

1291 days ago


Anyone that knows even the teeniest bit about N.E.R.D. or Pharrell knows that they are huge Star Wars and Star Trek geeks. Look at their band name, "N.E.R.D", hellooo? Sure, it supposedly stands for No One Ever Really Dies, but it describes them perfectly. These are diverse, skateboarders, who worship geeky things like Sci-Fi movies. Their label is named STAR TRAK and they've been using the Vulcan hand sign for over a decade. The ONLY storm troopers on their minds (if any) are the ones who dress head to toe in all white plastic, carry laser guns, and are led by a black robed, dark helmeted, disgraced former Jedi with a very bad attitude.

The only reason TMZ is able to post rubbish like this and get so many people in an uproar is because they realize the vast majority of their readers are ignorant, lazy, hateful closeted bigots just waiting for any and every opportunity to criticize another race. Now watch how many people will assume this post is an attack on their race, even though I NEVER mentioned any race in particular... If you do get angry, then it's only because you know I'm right.

1291 days ago


If you white people really have the urge to goosestep, do it. At least you have the balls to not care what people think.

1291 days ago

Jeff Wannall    

Would love to hear his explanation about this Pherrell, very disapointing

1291 days ago
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