Anyone upset with Pharrell not having black women on his GIRL cover should be feeling pretty crazy right about now.
P called into Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club this morning (Feb. 27) to kill the noise surrounding the album artwork, and it turns out that there is a black woman among the three beauties.
“What really disappointed me is they jumped the gun, because the one I’m standing closest to is black,” he said. “She’s a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date over ten years ago. Maybe twelve years ago. That just must suck man for people to look at something and to assume they know what’s going on.”
After throwing in a quick plug for the album, he flipped the perspective. Instead of focussing on the Twitter fire ignited by journalist Dream Hampton, and others expressing their sheer disappointment at the artwork, he pointed out how the woman in the picture feels.
“Man, it must suck to be that black woman that’s on my cover right now because she’s black. When they find out that she is black, then what? Then we’re arguing amongst ourselves within color. Then the argument’s going to be she’s not brown enough.”
He also had a few questions, “Then my question to you is, are y’all asking me do I have an Indian person on the cover? Why aren’t you asking about a Pakistani person? A Middle Eastern person on the cover?”
All good points from Skateboard P. No word yet on what Hampton and the rest of yesterday’s Twitter mob have to say.
Take a listen to the full interview below.