Pharrell lands on the cover of GQ magazine’s April issue. He talks about his G I R L album, being snubbed at the Oscar’s and more.
GQ: Originally G I R L was going to come out in May. Why did you end up moving up the release to March 3?
Because Columbia just was like, “You’re almost done with it; you’re doing the Oscars. There’s almost a billion people watching: Why not give it to them then?” I was like, “Alright, cool.”
You were nominated for an Oscar that night, but didn’t win. How badly did you want it?
Well, trust me: when they read the results, my face was…frozen. But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to…let it go.
How do you feel about that song?
“Let It Go”—you just said it.
How do you feel about the song?
I thought “Happy” would’ve been a more interesting choice.
Is it going to be here for ten years—that song from Frozen?
Seems like that happens a lot with that particular Oscar category.
Well, I asked you what your opinion was, and you’re entitled to it, and I hope you print it. Did you like my answer?
I thought your answer was great.
My face was frozen, but I just decided to—
Oh, I got it.
—I just decided to let it go.
Read the rest of the cover story here.