(AllHipHop News) The majority of Pharrell’s historic 2013 run and his recent 2014 G I R L album has been the empowerment of women. However, in a recent interview, Pharrell explains how as much as he supports women, it is impossible for him or any man to be a feminist.
During his interview with the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 News, Pharrell . According to Pharrell, his association with feminism has an inherent limit that he, and no other man, can change:
I’ve been asked, am I a feminist? I don’t think it’s possible for me to be that…I’m a man. It makes sense up until a certain point. But what I do is—I do support feminists. I do think there’s injustices. There are inequalities that need to be addressed.
The Pharrell-assisted Robin Thicke hit “Blurred Lines” has been criticized in the media for “rapey” lyrics and was banned by more than 20 university unions around Britain. When interviewer Krishnan Guru-Murthy mentioned the sexual connotation of the song’s “I know you want it” lyric, Pharrell referred back to the song’s overarching concept for salvation:
Okay cool. But does that make it off-limits for me to use in a song, especially when the overarching context is that there are good women who also have bad thoughts? If a good woman can have sexual thoughts, is it wrong for a man to have a correct guess that a woman might want something?
Check out the full interview below: