Williams, the chart topping singer and producer, defended the lyrics to his song – saying the line “I know you want it” is about how even good girls can have bad thoughts.
Blurred Lines, produced by Williams and performed by Robin Thicke, Williams and TI, caused controversy when it was released in 2013.
The song, the UK’s biggest selling single in 2013, was accused of trivialising sexual consent and promoting a rape culture.
Criticism was also aimed at the music video, which includes three topless women dancing around Thicke, Williams and TI, for being “eye-poppingly misogynistic”.
That video has been viewed more than 60 million times on Vevo – a version where the women are not topless has been watched more than 300 million times.
Never once did I say in there anything sexual to a woman.Pharrell Williams
YouTube videos have inspired parodies – including on the Jimmy Kimmel show in the States, and a explicit feminist parody (We ain’t good girls/We are scholastic/Smart and sarcastic/Not f****** plastic).