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Pharrell Speaks Out About ‘G I R L’ Cover backlash: “They jumped the gun…”

Posted By on February 27, 2014

Pharrell has had a hell of a few months. From chart topping hits to wearing, what is now, an iconic hat to this year’s Grammy Awards, Skateboard P has never been in more demand. As always, it isn’t all positive press for the producer/rapper/overall artistic genius. A few days ago Pharrell dropped the tracklist and cover for his upcoming album, “G I R L“. The “controversy” lies in social media attacking P for not showcasing women of color on the album art.


Pharrell hit Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to explain himself and let people know they shouldn’t jump the gun.

“You know what really disappointed me is that, man, they jumped the gun,” Pharrell said while speaking with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. “Because the one I’m standing the closest to is black. She’s a black girl from like Wisconsin that I used to date like over ten years ago, or twelve years ago. And it’s just that that just must suck for people to just look at something and to assume that they know what’s going on. And if they just bothered to listen to my album, they would know that my album was an ode to women, period. And the one thing that I’m trying to kill…The one thing I was just trying to help and aid in changing is this crazy statuesque standard of you gotta be white, waif and thin for you to be beautiful.”


Check out the full interview below: