Pharrell graced the April issue of GQ Magazine and finally responded to being “snubbed” at the 2014 Academy Awards and the controversy surrounding his “G I R L” album cover.
When Pharrell dropped “G I R L,” the first thing that some people noticed was the “lack of color” on the cover art. Some argued against that claim and noted that there was clearly a Black woman in the photo she was just of a lighter complexion and posed the question, who are we to judge people’s blackness.
Pharrell, who sought to break down stereotypes about women while celebrating women with the project, defended the cover and thought his depiction of “all women” was accurate.
In his issue of GQ, he talks about everything from walking away empty-handed at the Oscars, the debate around his album “G I R L” to politics.
On the Oscar snub:
“Well, trust me: when they read the results, my face was…frozen. But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to…let it go.”
On the criticism his album cover for G I R L received :