Did Pharrell get into a huge fight with Jay Z this week? He was spotted attending A&E Network’s ‘Shining A Light’ concert in L.A. earlier this week, and his most noticeable accessory was a great big black eye.
So where does Jay Z come in? Well, rumors have been swirling that Jay Z has a bone to pick with Pharrell for signing a deal with Apple Music instead of Jay’s own company, Tidal. Speculation, as wild as it is, is that Jay was so mad that Pharrell backed out their proposed partnership that he punched him in the face.
“[Jay] took it as a slap in the face for Pharrell to do that. Especially since Pharrell was one of the main people who came up with the idea [for Tidal],” a source told MediaTakeOut.
Pharrell tells a different story, though. According to TMZ’s source, Pharrell has been telling friends and family that he sustained the black eye when he and his wife Helen were “joking around in the kitchen” and a spatula flipped up and hit him in the eye.
What, was the spatula made of steel? My money’s on the Jay Z fight. Either that, or Pharrell's joined a Fight Club.