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Pharrell has landed another magazine cover. This time the stylish hitmaker graces the front of GQ. In the publication’s February issue, which spotlights 18 legendary musicians for its “Legacy Project,” Pharrell explains his admiration of women.
“I am a sensitive person, so I want to be with sensitive people,” Williams tells GQ. “Women have a way of expressing themselves that I can relate to more honestly.”
The hitmaker also discussed his feelings about hip-hop, especially T.I. ‘s recent material. “They did that record hoping for radio play, and they got nothing out of it.… Great, you got your No. 1 hip-hop song. But what does that do for your sales?” Pharrell adds that his personal goal is to stand out. “You want to be camouflage?” he asks. “Go ahead. Blend in. But we want to be that twinkle in the sky. And you might not be able to see that star now. But it’s daytime. Wait till it gets dark.”
However, hip-hop has some bright spots. Pharrell spills that Big Sean has a smash hit on the way. “Send [Big] Sean an e-mail and tell him he’s got a missile coming,” Williams tells his assistant before calling Sean himself: “It’s not what we talked about, man. But it’s haaaaard. It’s like ghost-of-Shaka-Zulu hard!”
The issue features Sam Smith, Future, Mark Ronson, Stevie Wonder, Diplo, Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Nas, and Iggy Azalea, among others.
The February issue of GQ will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A. on January 20 and nationally January 27.
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