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Will.I.Am is NOT suing Pharrell

Will.I.Am is NOT suing Pharrell
June 27, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Will.I.Am

Yesterday, reports ciruclated that Will.I.Am was suing Pharrell because the latter was trying to “i am OTHER” brand. Turns out, William allegedly owns the copyright on the phrase “I AM” because that’s totally the kind of thing a douchey, opportunistic marketing whore would do. Somewhere out there, Kim Kardashian threw a vase across the room while screaming “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!” Anyway, Will.I.Am is setting the record straight by telling everyone he’s not suing anyone.

Oh gawd, even when he’s trying to be a philanthropist, the guy is still a smarmy douche. Seriously, remember when people just did charity work? The dude is trying to brand his name over good deeds. I get that the ends kinda justifies the means, but there’s something about using charity work to further your brand that completely irks me. I just think it’s tacky and distasteful in every possible way. To be fair, that describes Will.I.Am’s music, so it kinda seems fitting doesn’t it?

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.