Happy hit-maker, Pharrell Williams, has voiced his opinion on the Ferguson topic, but labelled Michael Brown’s behaviour leading up to his death “bully-ish”.
While the singer has said that he’s troubled by the decision for a jury to not indict the white officer who shot the unarmed 18-year-old black man, Pharrell has condemned the teenager’s behaviour before the incident.
Speaking to Ebony magazine, he said: “It looked very bully-ish; that in itself I had a problem with.
“Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior is OK. Why aren’t we talking about that?”
Before police officer Darren Wilson shot him, Brown is reported to have been caught on CCTV stealing cigarillos and intimidating the owner of a store, in Ferguson, Michigan.
Pharrell added: “The boy was walking in the middle of the street when the police supposedly told him to ‘get the f*** on the sidewalk.’
“If you don’t listen to that, after just having pushed a storeowner, you’re asking for trouble.”
The N.E.R.D. member has also called for peace in Ferguson in the wake of the verdict on Wilson, but his comments in the interview have caused a huge backlash on Twitter.
However, at the end of the day, Pharrell remained constant in his message of peace, tweeting:
Everyone has been voicing their view on the controversial topic, and Pharrell has not been the only celeb to court controversy.
Earlier on this week Katie Hopkins caused a storm when she tweeted that Wilson should be given a “medal”.
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