Pharrell Addresses ‘G I R L’ Cover Controversy

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By: / February 27, 2014

Despite spreading happiness across the globe, Pharrell still can’t elude the critics. The Grammy-winning producer recently received backlash for not including any black women on the cover of his new solo record G I R L. The “Happy” singer dialed up the Breakfast Club (Feb. 27) and offered up the following explanation:

“What really disappointed me is that, man, [the critics] jumped the gun ’cause the woman I’m standing closest to is black and she’s a black girl from Wisconsin I used to date over 10, 12 years ago. That must suck for people to just look at something and assume they know what’s going on…”

Case dismissed. But you can still listen to the full statement where Pha-Real says that his LP is an ode to every type of woman above.