“The reason why I named it G I R L in capital letters is because when you look at it, it looks a little weird. And the reason why it does is because society is a little unbalanced,” Williams told BBC Radio 1 while backstage at the Brit Awards on Wednesday.
— i am OTHER (@i_am_OTHER) February 20, 2014
Pharrell also wanted to show off his appreciation for women and all that they have done to contribute to his success with the album title.
“Women have been so good to me over this entire career and they’ve done so much for my family,” he continued. “Everything I’ve ever gotten is because they’ve paid for [it], so they’re, like, my bosses — indirectly and directly — you guys are like my bosses. So for me, I wanted to analyze that for a second.”
“We need them,” the “Happy” singer/producer added before poetically breaking down the miracle of birth: “Every human being has come through those silver-lined doors.”
All of the speculation about the meaning of the letters in the title led to a bit of creative head-scratching here at MTV News. In an attempt to figure out exactly what Skateboard P was trying to tell us, we came up with a few ideas of our own, including Giraffes In Red Loafers, Grizzled Independent Rabbi League and Grueling Indie R&B Listen.
Though our guesses were off the mark, the folks at P’s I Am Other creative organization sure did get a kick out of it. “Duh @MTVNews, G I R L stands for Get It Right y’alL,” they jokingly tweeted.
Regardless of the meaning, Pharrell is pretty confident about the outcome. “G I R L, I think, is my best work yet,” he said.