Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams Bang Showbiz

Pharrell Williams hung up on Michael Jackson

PHARRELL Williams once rejected two telephone calls from the late Michael Jackson because he thought it was someone playing a prank.

Pharrell Williams has revealed he hung up on the late Michael Jackson twice.

The 'Happy' hitmaker received a phone call from the King of Pop when he was recording a track with Justin Timberlake for his first solo album but he thought it was someone playing a prank on him, so he rejected the calls.

However, after Michael rung for the third time, Pharrell's management encouraged him to answer the phone.

Speaking on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', he explained: "So I pick up the phone and he's like 'Hello, how are you? It's Michael [crunch crunch crunch crunch].'

"He was eating popcorn in my ear and that's when I knew it was him."

However, after realising he'd just hung up on the star, who died in 2009, the 41-year-old singer thought he better rectify the situation he'd just landed himself in.

Although, he soon learnt that Michael was only interested in talking about Justin, 33.

He recalled: "I'm like, 'I'm such a huge fan,' and he's like 'How's it going with Justin, is he good?'"

Pharrell then replied with 'Yes sir,' and the 'Billie Jean' hitmaker said, 'That's good, that's amazing. Cool. Well, have a good time, see you later'."



Great success for NAIDOC 2018, organisers preparing for 2019

Great success for NAIDOC 2018, organisers preparing for 2019

This year's theme was Because of Her, We Can

Gladstone firefighters' numbers to be bolstered

Gladstone firefighters' numbers to be bolstered

Gladstone will receive 10 new recruits to bolster numbers.

Opting out of online health records

Opting out of online health records

Tips for the elderly and those who aren't tech-savvy.

Local Partners