Pharrell speaks to Oprah about the process of making his blockbuster song “Happy” and much more!
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Check out the preview of Pharrell Williams’ interview with Oprah on OWN.
Tune in for an all-new episode of Oprah Prime on Sunday at 9/8c.
Before Pharrell Williams took over 2013 with “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky,” he had a successful career as a writer and producer, working with artists like Jay Z, Britney Spears and Madonna. Watch as Pharrell reveals why he’d given up on being a star and what he believes went wrong with his first solo album.
Oprah Winfrey weighs in on the Jay Z vs Harry Belafonte debate.
Oprah cosigned Jay Z’s approach which he said “my presence is charity.”
“People war in different ways. There are multiple ways to protest. Jay uses his music. He uses his life. He uses his artfulness, his ability as a businessman — that is his protest against all the indignities that not only he suffered, but generations before him has suffered.” – Oprah
Switzerland is trying to make peace with Oprah Winfrey after a clueless shop employee denied the billionaire a “expensive” Tom Ford bag!
Oprah endured a shocking racist experience during a trip to posh Zurich store while in town last month for Tina Turner’s wedding — forcing both the boutique’s owner and the Swiss Tourism board to issue public apologies.
The international incident occurred when a shop worker at Trois Pommes who didn’t recognize Winfrey refused to allow her to see a $38,000 Tom Ford bag on display because she assumed it was beyond the customer’s means, instead steering her to cheaper alternatives.
“I say to the woman, excuse me, may I see the bag above your head, and she says to me, ‘No, it’s too expensive,’” Winfrey recounted to Entertainment Tonight Monday night while publicizing her new movie, “Lee Daniel’s The Butler. “She said, no, no, no you want to see this one because that one will cost too much you won’t be able to afford that one.’
“She refused to get it … she said, ‘ I don’t want to hurt your feelings and I said, ‘Okay, thank you so much, you’re probably right I can’t afford it. Now why does she do that?”
Winfrey, who Forbes estimates earned $77 million in the 12 months between June 2012 and June 2013, said she left without making a scene.
“I could have had the big blow up thing and thrown down the black card but why do that,” Winfrey told E.T.’s Nancy O’Dell.
While Winfrey may put her brush with racism behind her, Swiss officials are reeling over the bad publicity the revelation has given their country.
“We are fuming – this person acted terribly wrong. We are sorry this happened to @oprah!,” a rep for the Swiss Tourism office tweeted Thursday.
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