Pharrell Williams is the cover star for the latest edition of GQ Magazine, The New Masculinity issue where he speaks on evolving masculinity and “spir
Pharrell Williams is the cover star for the latest edition of GQ Magazine, The New Masculinity issue where he speaks on evolving masculinity and “spiritual Warfare”. The fashionable multihyphenate who is styled for the shoot by Nigerian born Bolaji Dawodu, is not only a platinum-selling, award-winning producer and artist, but he is the first celebrity to collaborate on a collection with iconic fashion house, Chanel.
Pharrell like Kanye and Rihanna has helped propel the next wave of the already existing bridge between hip-hop and luxury fashion. And as a Gen X-er who affectionately calls Jay-Z and Sean Combs his “big brothers” and has weathered the “rapey” backlash (and copyright lawsuit from Marvin Gaye’s estate) sparked by “Blurred Lines,” his collaboration with Robin Thicke, Pharrell has also been at the uncomfortable cusp of evolution when it comes to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
Pharrell also expressed concern for how a binary world continues to affect non-binary identities and psyches. And while Pharrell touches on a number of prominent issues in his profile—including American slavery, feminism, Japanese culture, humility, and religion, what he seems to be clearest about is how patriarchy is dysfunctioning in our current culture and consciousness.