Pharrell Covers the Latest Issue of Ebony

Pharrell on Ebony

Pharrell Williams makes us question again if he has found the fountain of youth as he covers the latest issue of EBONY magazine. The “Happy” singer graces the magazine’s annual “2014 Men’s Issue.”

Inside the issue, Pharrell discusses the controversy over not using more brown-skinned women on his G I R L album cover.

“I love black women,” he says. “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.”

After tackling personal controversies, Williams went on to discuss more nationalized controversies, such as the tragic death of Michael Brown.

“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,” he says.

Williams added: “When things like that happen, we need to be a united cell. We need connective tissue to be linked by spirit and spirituality.”

For more on this story, pick up a copy of EBONY on newsstands now.

Check out footage of the cover shoot here!

(Photo Credit: Ebony)