Pharrell Williams Speech: Don’t Be Invisible

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Pharrell Williams Speech: Don’t Be Invisible

Learn English with Pharrell Williams. The Grammy winner, who received a Doctor of Fine Arts degree at New York University’s 2017 commencement ceremony, advocated for women’s rights in his speech to graduates. Pharrell Lanscilo Williams is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Williams has earned 11 Grammy Awards and is a two-time Academy Award nominee. Enjoy our Speeches with subtitles, and keep your English learning journey.


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“If you’re not learning, you’re wasting your time.” Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams – FULL TRANSCRIPT:

“Hi everybody. I’d like to start by thanking President Andrew Hamilton, Trustees and the New York and the NYU students and the faculty for welcoming me into your halls last year and letting me have an experience that I honestly could have never imagined.

And I want to thank all of you for this humbling experience today. This is major. It’s super heavy. And I am grateful. My mom is a lifelong educator so this is gonna be a very good look for me.

To be a part of a group like this is unimaginable.

To speak on the behalf of our group is an honor that I am not sure if I am qualified for.

Their accomplishments…

The body of work represented on this stage is staggering.

We have history-makers.

Miracle-workers in their own way.

If their names aren’t on buildings yet, they’re totally gonna be.

I’d like to say that I am forever a student, and its people like this that I’ll forever grateful to learn from.

They are fearless, they’re boundless, multi-disciplined and multi-talented.

They break down barriers and embody the focus and dedication that this planet needs – even if, for Mark Kelly, it means leaving it from time to time.

Some may call them public servants, but their work is actually in the service of humanity and standing with them here today… and it’s totally mind blowing.

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