Grammy award-winning entertainer, Pharrell Williams is the cover star of the latest edition of GQ Magazine dubbed “The new Masculinity” issue. The New Masculinity issue is an exploration of the ways that traditional notions of masculinity are being challenged, overturned, and evolved.
On the cover, the “Happy” crooner talks about masculinity, working through thorny ideas about the patriarchy, about the politics of gender and sexual identity in 2019 and beyond, about past missteps and his personal evolution.
GQ in the issue describes Pharrell as:
“Pharrell has been an agent of change his whole career. When he broke into the public consciousness, about 20 years ago, as a producer and then as the frontman of N.E.R.D., he looked different from everyone else in hip-hop, wearing slimmer jeans, more fitted skate tees, and mesh trucker hats. That might not sound earth-shattering now, but a whole generation of young African American misfits will tell you that Pharrell Williams was the first time they saw themselves in pop culture.”