The 'Happy' singer - whose new album 'G I R L' goes on sale next week - tried to emulate rappers like P. Diddy and Jay Z on his first album 'In My Mind' in 2006, and feels it has taken him time and growth to discover the kind of music he should be making.
Pharrell pinpoints one particular song on his first offering, 'How Does It Feel?', which brags about "cuties" wanting to sleep with him.
He said: "What was I talking about? That wasn't joy. That was just bragging. I wanted to be like Jay. I wanted to be...
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