It’s the revenge of the N.E.R.D. The trio of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley paid a visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to perform their Rihanna-assisted single on Thursday’s show.
The group joined forces with a variety of social media influencers and artists, who danced throughout the “Ellen” set, including in the stairways, onstage, and behind the scenes, their social media handles displayed prominently beside them.
Skateboard P also sat down on the couch with Ellen to talk about N.E.R.D’s latest album No_One Ever Really Dies. “I go through modes,” he said. “There’s method actors. I’m kind of like a method musician. I dyed my hair green and I knew we were getting ready to make another N.E.R.D album.”
Elsewhere during the interview, Station Wagon P said that he motivated Justin Timberlake to leave *NSYNC when he worked with the group. “I was telling him, ‘I think you can do this on your own,'” he said. “Not to squeeze anyone out. I just felt like he was in that place. He was such a leader. You could tell he wanted to call a lot of shots.”
Plus, watch Pharrell meet up with Demarjay, a young trainer who’s gone viral with motivational speeches.