Star defends his bestselling single and turns the tables on Krishnan.
Pharrell Williams has appeared on Channel 4 News to discuss the controversy surrounding last year’s ‘Blurred Lines’ as well as the recent arrests of Iranian fans who replicated the video for ‘Happy’ and his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.
He defended the lyrics to his song with Robin Thicke and T.I., saying the line “I know you want it” is not necessarily sexually suggestive, comparing it to selling a car.
“It meant that she’s a good girl and even good girls have bad thoughts – hence the term Blurred Lines so she would take it out on the dance floor,” he told Krishnan Guru-Murthy. “Never once did I say in there anything sexual to a woman.”
He then turned the tables on poor Krishnan to grill him on whether he ever had “naughty thoughts” – watch that priceless moment in the second video.
The first video also includes Pharrell making the case for more female world leaders:
“Historically this world has been run by a man, and what would a world be like if 75 per cent of our world leaders and prime ministers were female?” he asks. “We do not know because we haven’t given it a shot. We’re too busy telling them what they can or can’t do with their bodies.”
He stops short of calling himself a feminist though, saying that as a man, it only “makes sense up to a certain point”.