Not many people had a bigger year in entertainment than Pharrell Williams in 2013. The 40-year-old producer/rapper/singer/songwriter/fashion designer was everywhere this year, from award shows, covering magazines, hits all over the charts, scoring music for movies, and many business ventures outside of music. Pharrell composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me and he has worked with almost nearly everyone in the industry from Miley Cyrus, Frank Ocean, Daft Punk, T.I., Solange Knowles, Mac Miller, Robin Thicke, Kanye West. Pharrell appeared alongside T.I. on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines". The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pharrell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Plus Pharrell released the first 24-hour music video to his Despicable Me 2 collaboration song, "Happy". With all of these accomplishments in 2013, GQ recognized Pharrell as one of their 5 people selected for the “Man of the Year” cover, which is well deserved.
Ok, how can Afro-puffs and braids cause an uproar. Well an Ohio school has decided to ban the traditional hairstyles, which, isn't sitting too well with people. According to the Huffington Post, the Lorain Horizon Science Academy in Ohio is facing heat from the natural hair community after a copy of a letter to parents that included a ban on afro puffs and 'small twisted braids' with or without rubberbands, was posted online. These changes are a part of the dress code for the upcoming school year.This of course comes off offensive and it could be believed to be a tad big racist. I mean really, what's a girl to do with her hair? Well since the school has been catching flack over their dress code, Horizon Science Academy has apologized and rescinded its ban. Check out parts of the original letter, and the latest letter: