Pharrell recently dropped the cover art for his new album G I R L featuring three attractive women standing next to him in bathrobes, drawing the ire of some because black women weren’t represented at all. The ‘Happy’ singer told The Breakfast Club there is a black woman on the cover.
“What really disappointed me is that they jumped the gun, because the one I’m standing the closest to is black,” he explained. “She’s a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date over 10 years ago. And that just must suck man, for people to just look at something and to assume that they know what’s going on.”
“If they just bothered to listen to my album, they’d know that my album was an ode to women, period.” he continued. “The one thing I was trying to help and aid in changing is this crazy statuesque standard of — you’ve gotta be white and thin for you to be beautiful.”