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Pharrell

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.

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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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121.

en Todo Momento!!    

that is a pretty decent goosesteppin for a black guy. gotta hand it to the fella! 'heil hitler' and all. decent coordination!

1342 days ago
122.

james    

The black girl on TMZ needs to learn what Fair and equal play is. Just because your black, white, orange, purple, brown, or blue. There is no pass for making a Nazi Hand sign while doing the March most notably made from the Nazi's. get over yourself and fire her.

1342 days ago
123.

Jim    

What an idiot! Doesn't he know that Hitler's master plan was to kill off the blacks after he took out the jews?

1342 days ago
124.

bellbonne    

Totally offensive and self-hating (as a non-Aryan) as well.

1342 days ago
125.

Tabitha    

Geez people. I get so annoyed anytime I see comments like "black people can get away with being racist". It's ignorant and assumptive to suggest that he is being racist. All we know is what we can see from this photo, which isn't much.
And shame on you TMZ. You should be ashamed of yourselves for being willing to destroy something as valuable as a person's reputation, all for a few bucks. It's a cheap and tacky way to be.

1342 days ago
126.

Martin Luther the King... beotch    

SHUT THE **** UP TOKEN BLACK CHICK. YOU'RE AN IDOIOT. LAUGHING ALONG WOTH THOSE OTHER DOUCHE BAGS MAKING BLACK JOKES ALL DAY ON TMZ. ANYTIME ANYONE BLACK IS ON THE SHOW THEY CLOWN THEM TO NO END, AND YOUR DUMB BLACK ASS LOOKS LIKE THE BIGGEST MORON LAUGHING ALONG...NEWS FLASH "TOKEN BLACK CHICK" ON THE SHOW...... THEY'RE LAUGHING AT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUMB ASS. I'VE WATCHED THE SHOW SINCE ITS DEBUT, AND I DONT KNOW YOUR NAME. YOU'RE JUST THAT SUCKER ASS BLACK CHICK MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF AND BLACKS IN GENERAL. THANKS DUMBASS. WHAT A LEGACY...U SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1342 days ago
127.

Laura    

I find this offensive. I have seen a trend in our society and with our young people (I am a former teacher) to take the Holocaust and the Nazi regime and to glamorize it. I don't know why this occurs except for pure ignorance. Nazi goosestepping, Nazi eagles appearing on T-shirts, dressing up as Nazis for Halloween . . . these things are a big deal and should be taken seriously. It doesn't matter what color a person is or what their religious background is, the terrible atrocities that occurred years ago should not be taken lightly. Some books that might help those who have made ridiculous comments here: Because of Romek, Night, Man's Search for Meaning, Schindler's List. I urge you to educate yourself, and then you will feel the way I do.

1342 days ago
128.

elber galarga    

nazi salute is done with the right hand, (right wing) duh!

1342 days ago
129.

Herve Loko    

The tning with the "NAZI" Salute is overrated. It could also be called the Roman salute, The amerindian salute or the "hey!" Salute. The problem is that raising up a hand facing an auditoire can be an instinctual reaction believe. We are often compelled not to do it because well now it has become the NAZI salute. I mean isn't it a way to let us be hostages of a natural gesture that is: hailing. By the way in west africa we often salute like that. Oh My Gosh! Are we Nazies!?! ....Yeah right

1341 days ago
130.

Justin    

I knew that music was evil, now we have the proof...LOL

1341 days ago
131.

el    

alot of bull**** comments over here!!!nazi sign give me a break
thats the startrek sign dumb asses!!!!!! goosestepping who gives a f#@k...like noord korea and other countries is payin homage with goosestepping..f@#k outta here!!!

1341 days ago
132.

Kelly    

Harvey is right, this is definitely more offensive to him than the TMZ girl that was saying its more offensive to her b/c she is black. How could you possibly say it is more offensive to you?? Harvey is JEWISH! That has nothing to do with being black. Im so tired of her always commenting on things turning everything into race.

1341 days ago
133.

Alescia Badgett    

Hey thats my step son on the stage in the red blazer!!! I see you Anthony Jr.

1341 days ago
134.

Yeode    

How interesting for all of these posters to talk about reverse
racism then resort to racist remarks and sterotypes,what makes
you think he can't read or write did you think the same thing
when J.James did his best Nazi imitations,or when the Prince of
England wore a costume.If you had watch the video befor spewing
your hatred you would see that his hand is cropped in the pic
and it was clearly stated that he was doing his usual "Vulcan"
sign.You obviously don't know anything about African dance or
you would have reconize that kind of high kick is a common move
in African dance plus it has already been pointed out that many
different countries have a similar step.Take a longer look in
that mirror to who the real racist is.

1341 days ago
135.

jon    

as a third generation Polish American immigrant who had many relatives die in Auschwitz i can confidently say that the holocaust is not something that a family history easily "gets over". No matter how long its been, goose stepping is always in bad taste (unless sanctioned by mel brooks.) It's on the same level as black face.

Pharrell and N.E.R.D. suck anyways, so who cares. Were there fifteen people at the show to see it happen?

1340 days ago
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