Pharrell Williams has been racking up magazine covers and now he can add EBONY magazine to the list. In the November issue, the Oscar-nominated singer/rapper touched race, the Ferguson fiasco and criticism about his latest album cover.
When it comes to race relations and responding to situations like Mike Brown’s killing, Skateboard P encourages unity.
“I don’t talk about race since it takes a very open mind to hear my view, because my view is the sky view. But I’m very troubled by what happened in Ferguson, Mo. When things like that happen, we need to be a united cell. We need connective tissue to be linked by spirit and spirituality. For every individual who gets killed, someone should build a school or teach a child. We really need to balance things with positivity.”
Pharrell also spoke on the backlash he received over the GIRL album cover because it lacked brown skinned beauties.
“I love Black women. If you don’t think I love Black women, then you don’t understand me.” He continues to add, “I have obsessed over Black women since the days of Jayne Kennedy, Beverly Peele and Roshumba Williams. Those are the women I daydreamed about growing up.”
The November issue of EBONY is on newsstands now.