Pharrell Williams recently announced that The Neptunes’ alter ego, N.E.R.D. called it quits due to management conflicts at Virgin Records.
Williams recently told BBC Radio 1 that the group, which includes his production partner Chad Hugo and third member Shay, is disbanding.
“N*E*R*D is dead. I don’t agree with the management at Virgin Records so we’re done. Me and Chad still do what we do in the studio, Shay is still our best friend, you know, perhaps we’ll do some music for our fans and leak it to the Internet or something, who knows,” Pha-Real told BBC Radio 1. “I’ve been very quiet about it for the last two years. I’m not here to slander or throw dirt, I’m just not happy so therefore N*E*R*D is expired.”
The Neptunes will continue to work as a production team. Virgin Records were unavailable for comment.