In 2013 the popular song, performed by Robin Thicke, rapper T.I. and Williams, drew criticism for containing lyrics that some perceived to be promoting rape culture. In particular, the song's use of the phrase "I know you want it" dismissed the importance of consent. At the time, Williams told GQ, he "didn't get it," in part because he knew women who enjoyed the song and connected to its energetic spirit. Then, he said, "I realized that there are men who use that same language when taking advantage of a woman, and it doesn't matter that that's not my behavior. Or the way I think about things." "It just matters how it affects women. And I was like, Got it. I get it. Cool," he said. "My mind opened up to what was actually being said in the song and how it could make someone feel. Even though it wasn't the majority, it didn't matter." He added: "I realized that we live in a chauvinist culture in our country. Hadn't realized that. Didn't realize that some of my songs catered to that." Late last year, a Read More – Source