It’s not just political forecasters that are keeping an eye on the next presidential election–Hollywood is too.
In a recent interview with GQ, singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams wasn’t shy when it came to discussing politics and sharing his 2016 prediction. “We’re about to have a female president,” Williams said. “Hillary’s gonna win.”
When you think about a night where there’s late-night talk-show hosts and it’s mostly women, that’s a different world. Right? A world where seventy-five percent of the prime ministers and the presidents were women: That’s a different world. That’s gonna happen, and it’s gonna happen when Hillary wins. Because you know what? No matter how staunch of a supporter you are of no-abortion, whatever you are: You’re a woman, and there’s no way in the world you’re going to vote for somebody that’s going to try to tell you what to do with your body. When we are a country and we are a species that has had a martian Rover traveling up and down the crevices of this planet looking for water and ice, okay, and we’ve had a space station that’s been orbiting our planet for sixteen years—but we still got legislation trying to tell women what to do with their bodies? Hillary’s gonna win. Listen, I’m reaching out to her right now. She’s gonna win.
Williams also praised Bill Clinton and criticized some conservatives for being out of touch with popular culture (“They’re all trying to learn how to do the Dougie. Please.”).
The outspoken Academy Award-nominated musician added, “Everybody laughed at me when I said Obama was going to win, but I knew what he represented. But I know what Hillary represents: She represents a woman in power, and she did great as the Secretary of State. She’s gonna win.”
Should Clinton declare her candidacy and Williams gets involved with her campaign, this won’t be the first politician the award-winning musician has reached this year: Rep. John Lewis was recently filmed dancing to Williams’ viral hit “Happy.”
“This is my song!” the Georgia congressman declared.
Williams is not the only Hollywood star speaking out about Clinton’s 2016 prospects. House of Cards creator Beau WIllimon said Tuesday at POLITICO’s Women Rule ‘How Women Run: Power, Perception and Reality” event, “I think she was an incredible secretary of state and will make for an incredible president. I hope she runs.”