Pharrell Williams lands the February issue of GQ, as the mag celebrate the year’s most influential music makers.
The rap star/producer rocks a black leather jacket for the cover story, which follows the “man who never sleeps” around Los Angeles, from the mall to The Voice to the studio. He also speaks about the success of “Happy,” and his collaborators including T.I. and Big Sean.
On T.I.’s Paperwork: “I wasn’t happy about the T.I. situation. 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?”
On a collaboration with Big Sean: It’s not what we talked about, man. But it’s haaaaard. It’s like ghost-of-Shaka-Zulu hard!”
ON surrounding himself with women: “Women have a way of expressing themselves that I can relate to more honestly. I am a sensitive person, so I want to be with sensitive people.”
The issue hits newsstands nationwide on Jan. 27.