WASHINGTON – Pentagon Contracts Pharrell Williams to design Tank Chair
Pharrell Williams most notably known for his work as a recording artist, producer, musician and fashion designer has now expanded his business ventures even further into the world of the military industrial complex.
Williams’s career began as a recording artist in the hip-hop group, The Neptunes. Later Williams went on to produce other artists such as Brittany Spears and Ol’ Dirty Bastard (R.I.P.) as well as founding the wildly popular clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream Footwear. Now he is taking on an even larger scale endeavor as he works with the pentagon on his new project, the Tank Chair.
What Williams has currently presented to the Pentagon is still in the prototype stages but shows great promise. This off road wheel chair will help soldiers who no longer have the use of their legs to continue to fight in combat.
“We can no longer afford to send troops home just because of a little injury like paralysis,” said Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General George W. Casey, Jr.
“I’ve always loved ODB and N**gga Please is the most played song on my iPod by far,” said Obama in a statement to the press. “We had heard that Pharrell was interested in weapons manufacturing so I had General Casey contact him for the project.”
The new project has not been able to fly under the radar, however. The Pentagon has recently come under fire as information has leaked that a previous 2008 design by Williams referred to as the Perspective Chair, ironically, incorporates real human legs covered in a rubber-like plastic coating.
“If the exhibition, Bodies can use real people, I don’t see why my chair can’t use real legs,” said Williams in a response to the concerns. The recent news, however, has not seemed to affect the production of the Tank Chair.