Pharrell Puts Dark Skinned Model On Marilyn Monroe Single Cover
Skateboard P dropped the cover for his new album G I R L months ago, featuring three women standing next to him in bathrobes. It didn’t take long for the Internet to pick apart the image, with gripes that black women weren’t represented at all…
Via MTV reports:
Skateboard P phoned into Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” on Monday to clarify that there is, in fact, a black woman on the album cover.
“What really disappointed me is that they jumped the gun, because the one I’m standing the closest to is black,” he explained. “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.” he continued. “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.”
“That means no matter what color you are, what size you are, your sexual orientation, I respect you as a woman, because I know without you none of us would be here. But, unfortunately, they looked at the cover, they didn’t see what they felt like…I don’t know what the definition is…”a light skinned” black woman? What is this conversation?”
The beautiful brown babe is Brooklyn artist Khadija Shari who shared her excitement on being chosen to cover the artwork recently on her Instagram page. What do you think of the cover? Hit the flip to peep more of the brown banger next…