Pharrell Williams: I can’t rap

The rapper claims he's rubbish at singing too

Pharrell Williams has claimed that despite his worldwide success with N.E.R.D and The Neptunes, he can’t sing.

The star, who has also worked with Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Kelis, has said that he can’t rap either.

“I don’t really think I can sing,” he explained. “I don’t really think I can rhyme. I’m just expressing myself.”


Talking to Complex magazine, Pharrell said: “I’m just saying whatever comes out of my mind, whatever comes out of my mouth. It’s more like a diary. I’m at another point of my life where I’m trying to practice being non-judgmental and being pro-art.”

Pharrell, who releases his solo single ‘Can I Have It Like That’ featuring Gwen Stefani on October 31, has also explained the meaning behind his debut solo record ‘In My Mind’.

Denying that he is a sex symbol, Pharrell said: “That’s not my character. I’m pretending that I’m sexy. It’s all in my mind. That’s why it was perfect for my album title. I figured I would do something a little more reflective of how I think, and the best thing was ‘In My Mind’ because in my mind I’m all these things – I’m good, I’m bad, I’m holy, I’m horny.”

‘In My Mind’ hits the shops on November 15, and features seven hip-hop tracks and seven R&B songs. The second single to be lifted from the record will be ‘Angel’ on November 21.