Kanye's comments about slavery earlier this year caused a stir, and various celebrities spoke out with their opinions on the matter. After things have seemingly died down, Pharrell subtly addressed the comments during Spotify's Black History Is Happening Now campaign.

Pharrell stated that America was mainly built by African-Americans, adding, "Because they were the ones that were put to task to go out and actually do the work. And all the while having to endure the pillaging of where they were from, identities taken from, and forced to do things that they didn’t want to do. Far from a choice.

“Our influence is everywhere, in clothing, in music. You know, there would be no rock & roll without us. Like, we’ve been here. Black now is America, black future is America, black history is America."

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