Pharrell Defends His Controversial New Album Cover

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Skateboard P called up The Breakfast Club to address the latest controversy over his G I R L album cover, which many have pointed out doesn’t feature any dark-skinned women.

“What really disappointed me is that, man, they jumped the gun, because the one I’m standing closest to is black. She’s a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date over 10 or 12 years ago,” explains Pharrell in the audio clip below. “That just must suck, man, for people to just look at something and to assume 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.

He later revealed a tidbit about his next record titled “Marilyn Monroe,” where he describes famous women and what he truly looks for in a woman. “The one thing that I was trying to kill […] to help and aid in changing is this crazy statuesque standard of you gotta be white and thin for you to be beautiful.”

Listen to the full interview in the clip below.

  • AZ40

    I thought they were talking about the fact that there were no dark skinned women not that he didn’t have black women on the cover