Singer, songwriter/producer Pharrell has had an amazing year. But tempers flared when the star released the cover for his new album, GIRL, and the flames have been reignited after comments about “The New Black” during an interview with Oprah made by the musician. 

From NBC Washington:

“The new black doesn’t blame other races for our issues,” he told Oprah Winfrey. “The new black dreams and realizes that it’s not a 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 which side you’re gonna be on.”

The response was quick. Twitter exploded with the hashtag #WhatKindOfBlackAreYou.

 


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