When I was given the opportunity to make a solo album the first time, there was more braggadocio in it than there was purpose in it. Here you are being given a platform and all you want to do is brag? I wasn’t ready. Jay and Puff were like my peers and I wanted to be like them. I misinterpreted what Jay was doing. Jay was definitely on his way to the things happening as he says them, he was serving his purpose. But the only thing I was paying attention to was the pixie dust in the magic trick, and not the purpose. It was the aesthetic and not the vertebrae of what he was doing.
— Pharrell Williams, speaking to Oprah about how he initially misunderstood the higher purpose Jay Z held for his career.
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