Pharrell Williams - Pharrell Williams upset Jackson collaboration never happened

Pharrell Williams is upset songs he wrote for Michael Jackson never ''made it'' to him.

The 'Happy' hitmaker knew the King of Pop for several years before he died of acute Propofol intoxication in 2009 and had penned some tracks for the star but they were rejected by his team and ended up being given to Justin Timberlake for his debut solo album 'Justified' - and Pharrell was shocked when the 'Billie Jean' singer later sang them to him and he had to confess they were originally destined for him.

He said: ''I did eight songs for him that never made it to him, that ended up on Justin's record.

''Later he sang me all those songs and told me they should have been his and I told him they were for him.''

The 'Get Lucky' star also laughed off comparisons between himself and the late 'Thriller' singer.

He told News.com.au: ''Well, there's no comparison between me and Michael Jackson. He is the King of Pop, an incredible dancer, an incredible writer, incredible visionary, he changed the world in so many ways.

''I am just a fan who has been given the opportunity to make music.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Pharrell Williams - Michael Jackson - Justin Timberlake

Advertisement

More Pharrell Williams

Jennifer Hudson - In-Studio with Pharrell Video

With her new album 'JHUD' coming soon, Jennifer Hudson talks about working in the studio with Pharrell.

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Becomes The U.K.'s Most Downloaded Track Of All-Time

Pharrell Williams' hit track 'Happy' is still a fan favourite, especially overseas, as it recently became the most downloaded track ever in the U.K., overtaking...

MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music...

Pharrell Williams Ft. Miley Cyrus - Come Get It Bae Video

Pharrell Williams teams up with Miley Cyrus in the dance frenzy that is his video for new single 'Come Get It Bae'. The track features...

Advertisement

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top spot. 'Mandatory Fun' is Weird Al Yankovic's fourteenth studio...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists the urge to twerk in the new vid. Instead she's seen...

Pharrell, Kylie, Maroon 5 And A Bunch Of Newcommers Announced For iTunes Festival 2014

Apple’s iTunes Festival 2014 isn’t until September, but there are already some awesome performers lined up. Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5 are all...

Dancing In Denver! Budweiser Made In America Explore Colorado's Exciting Music Scene

Budweiser Made in AmericaWe explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser...

Advertisement

Comments

Pharrell Williams Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Pharrell Williams

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All