Before we start, can we just discuss the fact that Pharrell Williams of getting lucky and hat-wearing fame is 40 years old? FORTY. That's, like, ten-and-a-bit years younger than our actual dad. How is that even possible? ANYWAY - that's not the point of the story. We're here to talk about his G I R L album cover (annoying title for us #lazyjournos, tbh) and the fact some people are kicking off about its representation of black women.

Yup - Pharrell's hit back at claims his cover doesn't include black women by saying that it...er...sort of does.

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Basically, some chap reckons Phazzy 'would have done well to positively add to the ever going argument about the idea of beauty and the representation of black women in the media,' and he wants to clear the whole thing up.

Having a chinny chin chinwag with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club (mmm, breakfast), Skateboard P said: "What really disappointed me is that they jumped the gun, because the one I'm standing the closest to is black. She's a black girl from Wisconsin that I used to date over 10 years ago. And that just must suck man, for people to just look at something and to assume that they know what's going on.

"If they just bothered to listen to my album, they'd know that my album was an ode to women, period. The one thing I was trying to help and aid in changing is this crazy statuesque standard of 'you've gotta be white and thin for you to be beautiful.'"

GET IT, GURL *z-snaps*.

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What d'ya reckon, then? Loving Pharrell's response? Happyyyyy now? Comments, puhlease.

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