19/02/2014 04:51 GMT | Updated 19/02/2014 04:59 GMT

Pharrell Williams Says 'Blurred Lines' Isn't Sexist Ahead Of BRIT Awards 2014 Appearance

Pharrell Williams has reopened the debate on his and Robin Thicke's 'misogynistic' song and subsequent music video, 'Blurred Lines', ahead of his Brit Awards 2014 appearance on Wednesday.

The singer told Time Out that the bare breasts in the video didn't make it sexiest.

He argued: "Is it sexist when you walk around in a museum and a lot of the statues have their boobs out? The women in that video weren't doing anything sexual: they were only dancing."

Pharrell surrounded by almost naked models in the Blurred Lines video

The 40-year-old 'Happy' star went on to defend the lyrics in the controversial song, which have been accused of being 'rapey' and includes lines like: "You the hottest bitch in this place" and "I'll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two". Not to mention the repetitive use of "I know you want it" in the chorus.

Pharrell claimed: "There were lots of women who wanted to understand what we meant by those lyrics, but the two lines go: 'You don't need no papers/That man is not your maker'.

"Boom! Lyrically, you're done: there's nothing else to talk about."

Really, Pharrell? Nothing else to talk about? We're not sure everyone would agree.


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