Pharrell Williams Won't Join Lance Bass in Space Quest
7/17/2006 3:27 PM PT
Pharrell Williams wasn't born when the U.S. first landed on the moon in 1969, but that doesn't stop him from thinking about outer space. In speaking with Blender Magazine for their August issue, Pharrell talked about his upcoming solo release and his interests in space.
Some of Pharrell's curiosity for the celestial stars come from watching Carl Sagan's show growing up. Williams gives the scientist major props for his influence:
"I think Carl Sagan was the sh*t. He was more than just a scientist, he was a scientist of life and I thought he was a genius. He was definitely the kind and I completely look up to him. I read Cosmos and Contact is one of my favorite movies."
Despite the growing buzz of space travel as a growth industry, Pharrell was a little less enthusiastic about taking flight himself:
"Absolutely not. You don't know what's going to happen once you get out there. What if they start locking all the black people out? You can't figure what the situation is going to be out there. Out there gravity is different, and I'm pretty sure if the gravity is different a ton of other things are different, too. I'm definitely staying my ass on the ground."
His butt may stay on the ground, but I have no doubt his hits will continue to skyrocket.