Pharrell Calls Out President Obama for Response to Michael Brown Shooting [VIDEO]
After numerous comments from singers, rappers and other entertainers on the Michael Brown shooting that took place in Ferguson, Mo., last month, Pharrell has now weighed in.
Sitting down with CNN's Don Lemon -- who's been covering the protests from the very beginning -- the 'Come Get It Bae' singer says he's not only disappointed with how the media has covered things, but also by the government response (or lack thereof). Pharrell thinks President Obama needs to visit Ferguson to get things in order.
"What did I think of Ferguson? I'm disappointed in the way it was handled from the government side," Pharrell states. "I think that officer should be punished because that was excessive force."
"I was disappointed that while we had so much peaceful protesting going on, what the media chose to cover most of all and highlight was the random few people who threw Molotov cocktails, the random people who had guns...," he continues. "We got to spend more time on the people that were doing non-violent protesting, which is allowed in this country. That's why I feel like the President needs to come down there. This is a deeper laceration in this country. If you think this is gonna blow over, this is going to be the longest hangover in race relations ever."
The Virginia Beach, Va., native also points a finger at those who say that young black kids cause problems for themselves by the way they dress. Wearing your jeans below your waist isn't a black or white thing, according to Pharrell; it's a generational thing, so older folks should cut kids some slack.
"Who is the man that tells me how I can wear my pants?" he asks. "Can't nobody tell me how I can wear my pants. I'm a human being. There's so many issues that keep being lumped sum into the same issues. Wearing your jeans on your butt, or below your waistline has nothing to do with being black... Regardless to what that child wears, he did not deserve to be shot down like that."
Check out Pharrell's thoughts on the tragedy that occurred in Ferguson above.