Despite having been in the music industry for more than two decades now, Pharrell Williams has remained controversy free. The people for whom he has written countless super hit songs over the years have all done crazy stuff, but this baby-faced 41-year-old was and is a role model.
He was recently invited for an interview by Oprah Winfrey and during that heart-to-heart, the singer was so overcome with emotions that he wept his eyes out.
It all began when Pharrell revealed how Happy didn't get much radio play at first but went crazy once he released its official music video. At that point, Oprah showed a montage of fan-made videos of Happy from around the world, and that moved him to tears.
The master tearjerker that Oprah is, she then mentioned Pharrell's late grandmother and made him even more sentimental.
"It's overwhelming because it's like I love what I do," he said, "and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long, that I could make it to this point to feel that."
Oprah added, "I so now get why it's so infectious because it came from such a clear space. That the energy was absolutely uninterrupted by anything other than allowing it to flow from heart to heart. And that's what happens when you see it."
Later on, the two had a courteous exchange of tweets as well.
Wow...@Oprah, I am speechless. All of your kind words are overwhelming. 🙏— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) April 14, 2014