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N.E.R.D. Reunites at Odd Future’s Carnival, Tyler, the Creator Gets Emotional

Pharrell enlists Chad Hugo and Shay Haley for a rousing "Rock Star"

Over the course of his young career, Odd Future head honcho Tyler, the Creator has surreally managed to enlist his hero Pharrell as a mentor and collaborator, but that still didn’t prepare him for the special surprise he had prepared on Saturday night at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.

Skateboard P is known to bring out his famous friends at big festival sets, but knowing that the Odd Future crew are big fans of his N.E.R.D. project with Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, he reunited that band for a rare performance during his career-spanning set. As you can see in the video of “Rock Star” above, Tyler seems pretty overcome with emotion at getting to see one of his biggest influences playing a festival that he helped run. He later tweeted that he experienced “full tears when they came out.” Watch the heartwarming clip above.