Pharrell Draws Criticism For Native American Headdress

By Scott Lapatine / June 4, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Some folks on social media are #NotHappy that Pharrell wears a Native American headdress on the new cover of Elle UK.

You’ll remember that last month, the appropriation of a Native American headdress was at the center of a fight between Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne and former drummer Kliph Scurlock.

Pharrell apologized via his publicist earlier today: “I respect and honor every kind of race, background, and culture. I am genuinely sorry.”

In less controversial news, last night the singer/producer performed for American Express’ Unstaged series at NYC’s Apollo Theater. The taping of the performance was directed by Spike Lee and features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes and T.I. It’s now streaming on a loop via YouTube and you can watch it below.