Oprah totally gets why Pharell is crying.
When she plays a video montage of people around the world dancing to his hit single “Happy,” Pharell begins to cry. “No airplay, nothing,” he says. “And the next thing you know … all of a sudden, boom.”
“Boom.” Oprah replies. “BOOOM.”
The song was in the soundtrack of Despicable Me 2 before it was released as a single in November 2013.
It’s adorable, really. “Makes me cry too,” Oprah says before randomly bringing up his grandmother. “I bet she didn’t even imagine that. No. No. Bet she didn’t even imagine that,” she says with an emotionless face as Pharell buries his head in his hands.
“It’s overwhelming,” he says when he can manage to speak. “Because it’s like, I love what I do. And, uh, I just appreciate the fact that, like, people have believed in me for so long. That I could make it to this point, to feel that.”
“I get it. I really get it,” Oprah responds. (She doesn’t get it.) “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.”