Pharrell Williams Reveals How Naomi Campbell Inspired ‘Hollaback Girl’
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 22: Singer Pharrell Williams performs at The Humane Society of the United States' To the Rescue Los Angeles Gala at Paramount Studios on April 22, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The Humane Society of the United States )
Pharrell was a guest on Naomi Campbell’s No Filter with Naomi YouTube channel.
He told Naomi she was the inspiration for Gwen Stefani’s 2005 song Hollaback Girl that he co-wrote.
He said, you told somebody who was trying to speak to you ‘I’m sorry, I have a name like I’m not no hollaback girl’ and I thought that was so amazing and that ended up being the chorus to ‘Hollaback Girl’