Pharrell also received a honorary degree from the university.
As graduation season is upon us a special face was seen sporting a cap and gown today through Yankee Stadium. On Wednesday Pharrell received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from New York University. Pharrell was also the commencement speaker.
During the nearly 10-minute address Pharrell spoke on the need to become more visual activists, uplifting and empowering others openly, "The days of being anonymous activists or participants are over. How can we inspire if we are behind the scenes?" Pharrell ended his speech with this simple but thoughtful sentiment,"There is no humanity without education and there is no education without humanity." No truer words could have been spoken. Watch the video of Pharell's full speech.