After Talib Kweli's heated conversation with Don Lemon, Grammy-Award winner Pharrell sat down with the CNN host to talk about the social unrest in Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot and killed one month ago by a police officer.
Pharrell was clearly upset while talking with Lemon. "I'm disappointed in the way that it was handled from the government side. I think that the officer should be punished, because that was excessive force—all those shots, where those shots were, the idea that the child laid an the ground, he's a child, I know he's 6'2 or 6'3, he's a child," Pharrell said.
He also pointed out the media's focus on the negative aspects of the protests as opposed to the more peaceful ones. "I was disappointed that while we had so much peaceful protesting going on, what the media chose to cover, most of all, and highlight, was the random few people that threw molotov cocktails, the random few people that had guns on them... the rioting that was going on, the looting of the stores and the looting of the stores in our own neighborhoods," Pharrell said. "I'm not telling you to do it nowhere else but damn, why are you doing it in your own neighborhood?"
They touch on a variety of other aspects surrounding media portrayal of the events and more. Watch the full segment above.