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Pharrell Williams Discusses Race & Says 'I Love Black Women' for Ebony's November 2014 Cover

Pharrell Williams Discusses Race & Says 'I Love Black Women' for Ebony's November 2014 Cover

Pharrell Williams is a bright pop of pink as he leaves the NRJ Radio Station in Paris, France on Wednesday (October 15).

The 41-year-old entertainer took the cover of Ebony‘s November 2014 issue! Here’s what he had to share:

On his Girl album cover which featured no black women: “I love Black women. If you don’t think I love Black women, then you don’t understand me. 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.”

On race: “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.”

For more from Pharrell, visit Ebony.com.

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Photos: AKM-GSI, Ebony
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  • Anon2

    Thumbs up to Pharrell and Ebony! Great article on Ferguson, brilliant reporting and truth.

  • rocknmovie

    He looks better with a hat.

  • mandyz

    well his wife is black (from Ethiopia), I don’t think he needs to justify his love for black women when it starts and ends with his beautiful wife :)

  • xyz

    His wife doesnt look black at all, more like Cambodian or Filipina/Malaysian. Nowhere on the net her ethnicity is revealed….

  • xyz

    Truth? Im afraid u cant handle the truth

  • disqus_b89a4WitWp

    Refer to this article. Pharrell clearly states that one of the women on the cover is black (albeit light skinned) and a woman he used to date. So technically there is a black woman on the cover. He also stated in this same article his love for black women and again clearly states that his wife Helen is black as well.

    http://madamenoire.com/405316/she-is-black-pharrell-responds-to-album-cover-controversy/

  • Jose

    And what does black supposed to look like? They are not all as black as Zoe Saldana.