That little backstage rendezvous that I arranged for Don Lemon finally aired on CNN this weekend. Janelle Monae, D.A. from Chester French, Common and Pharrell Williams all talked with the news anchor in a CNN segment about the importance for young people to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. "I just encourage people to vote," Pharrell says. "No matter what will happen you can't be mad with the outcome. You can tell yourself 'hey, at least I put my energy into it and there wasn't much more I could do." D.A. from Chester French calls it a "pivotal" election and says it is "inspiring" that so many young people are reengaging in the political process.
The news piece should be up on CNN.com soon. Check out more photos of the segment on my Zannel channel.