Pharrell Williams apologizes for headdress photoshoot

June 5, 2014 2:30 PM

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Pharrell Williams apologizes for headdress photoshoot

Hip-hop star Pharrell Williams has issued a formal apology to members of the Native American community after coming under attack for wearing a traditional feathered headdress in a cover photo for a U.K. magazine.

The Happy hitmaker is featured modeling the headpiece on the cover of Elle UK's July issue, and the snap has caused an online backlash among fans, who took offense to the image - even though the singer/producer has previously claimed to have Native American ancestry.

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