[AUDIO] Pharrell Reacts To Album Cover Being Too White: I’m MARRIED to a black woman!


A few fans were none too pleased when they caught word of Pharrell Williams new Girl album cover. The Oscar nominated songwriter and producer is catching heat because some fans say that the image fails to portray African American women. With three women on the cover, including Pharrell,  all wearing sunglasses and bathrobes, the visual may be a little confusing. Take A Look:

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And instead of allowing fans to provide one side of the story, the 40-year-old VA bred artist is barking back defending his creativity. Shortly after the story hit, he chatted with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to clear up the confusion. He explains:
You know what really disappointed me is that man they jumped the gun because the one I’m standing closes to is black. She’s a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date like over 10 years or 12 years ago. That just sucks man for people to look at something and to assume that they know whats going on. And if they just bothered to listen to my album they would know that me album was an ode to women period. And the one thing that I’m trying to kill, well I cant kill anything, but help in aide in changing is this crazy statuesque standard that you have to [be] white faced and thin for you to be beautiful.
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He also added:
That means no matter what color you are, what size you are, your sexual orientation, I respect you as a woman, because I know without you none of us would be here. But, unfortunately, they looked at the cover, they didn’t see what they felt like…I don’t know what the definition is…”a light skinned” black woman? What is this conversation?
Listen to the full interview below.

What are your thoughts? Were folk being too sensitive or do you still believe his album cover lacked diversity? 
(The Breakfast Club | Power 105.1)
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