“beauty sleep” is such bullshit I sleep 12 hours a day and I still look like a trashcan
Anonymous asked: I don't understand that Marilyn Monroe thing can you please explain it?
Pharrell received a lot of flack first after his new album cover art for ‘Girl’ not having any black women on his cover [read that to mean ‘discernible’: he says that one of the women is black, she’s just lighter skinned] and that caused drama.
Pharrell spoke out after, saying that black women don’t need him to represent them (?) which….blah.
So, he was speaking with Oprah last week or something and said that he’s “The New Black” and he said:
The New Black dreams and realizes that it’s not pigmentation: it’s a mentality and it’s either going to work for you or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re going to be on.
…and THAT shit did not go well, especially since he was speaking for black people when he JUST SAID that black women don’t need him to represent them.
So the fact that his cover for his single Marilyn Monroe is a black woman, and a darker skinned black woman, after all this, appears to some of us as a PR/damage control move because members of the black community, especially bloggers and on twitter….did not appreciate his “New Black” commentary.