Pharrell Williams, the man behind the number one hit Happy, has declared his support for same-sex marriage.
On Thursday (10 April) Williams was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he said he believed in equal rights for everyone.
To thundering applause, he said: ‘When I say equality, I mean equality for everybody,
‘Why are you telling people who they can and cannot marry? This is 2014,’
The artist, who has the highest-charting Oscar-nominated song in more than a decade, also reveals the story behind the album G I R L.
‘First of all, I have a huge affinity for them,’ Williams told gay host DeGeneres.
‘But at the same time there is a lot of inequality with women.
‘We have legislators and legislation in certain places that tell women that they can and cannot do with their bodies. How is that possible?’