.Pharrell-Williams-Grammy-Awards-HatPharrell Williams has come a long way since 2013.

In his GQ cover story, the musician reflected on the controversy surrounding his track “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke — the lyrics were deemed “rapey” — and admitted he didn’t understand why it became the issue that it did.

“I didn’t get it at first. Because there were older white women who, when that song came on, they would behave in some of the most surprising ways ever,” Pharrell, 46, shared. “And I would be like, wow. They would have me blushing. So when there started to be an issue with it, lyrically, I was, like, ‘What are you talking about?’ There are women who really like the song and connect to the energy that just gets you up. And I know you want it — women sing those kinds of lyrics all the time. So it’s like, What’s rapey about that?” Read more in Page Six.