Pharrell spilled tea we didn’t even know we needed!
During the latest episode of “Drink Champs”, Pharrell Williams talks ALL about the album that launched Justin Timberlake’s solo career.
His award-winning debut album, Justified, was released on November 5, 2002, and featured hit singles like “Cry Me A River,” “Rock Your Body,” “Señorita,” and “Like I Love You.” Pharrell says these songs were actually created for the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
“We sent him pretty much all the stuff ya’ll are hearing on the Justified album,” said Pharrell. “That’s all the Michael stuff. All but one song, they were all written for Michael.”
Michael Jackson was not a fan. He was looking for music more like the 1998 song, “Superthug,” that Pharrell produced for Noreaga.
“John McClain was like, ‘Man Michael don’t want that s***,” Pharrell says this was the reaction from Michael Jackson’s manager at the time. “‘He want that s*** you’re giving Noreaga…he want that ‘Superthug.'”
Now that we know that JT’s debut album was written for Michael Jackson, we have a brand new picture of what could’ve been.
Watch the full episode below and tell us your thoughts on Pharrell’s secret!