Pharrell Williams: It's 'incredibly arrogant' not to believe in God
US singer, rapper and producer Pharrell Williams has revealed that he believes in God, insisting that it's "incredibly arrogant" to think otherwise.
"I believe in God but I also believe in the universe...and I believe in that innate ability to make decisions and to exercise our feelings as human beings," the Happy singer told Stylist magazine.
"How do you see all the stars and think there's nothing else out there?" he continued.
"It's so incredible arrogant and pompous. It's amazing that there are people who really believe that. It's unbelievable."
Williams also addressed the outpouring of criticism he received last year for writing and producing a song for Robin Thicke which was deemed to trivialise sexual violence and consent.
'Blurred Lines' reached number one in 14 countries, including the US and UK, but was condemned by many for its misogynistic lyrics, and was subsequently banned by a number of UK universities.
"I'll say this: at the end of the day, you can soundbite things in the Bible and be offended. But I'm sure that's not the writers of the Bible's intentions," Williams, who has defended his involvement, said of the controversy.
"I'm clearly not comparing my song to one of the most respectful writings I've ever read...My point to you is, anything can be taken out of context."
Williams added: "I love women, and the last thing I want to do is degrade [them]."