Pharrell Talks Oscars, ‘G I R L,’ Competing with Rick Ross

blame it on Illy March 4, 2014

Hot off his Academy Awards appearance and his new album G I R L in stores today, Pharrell called into Hot 97’s Angie Martinez show to talk about losing Best Original Song at the Oscars, his wife Helen Lasichanh, the famous #PharrellHat, and more. P also discussed competing with Rick Ross’ Mastermind, which arrived the same day as his album, G I R L.

On losing Best Original Song at the Oscars: “I feel OK. That experience was incredible. … The album is No. 1 at the moment in about 60 countries on iTunes, like what. I’m like, thank you, guys. I attribute all these great breaks and opportunities that the universe has given me.”

On his wife: “When you’re around somebody a lot, you guys see a lot of the same things, you’ll start to have your own little trends just based off your walks of life. We have basically the same path, so I think like she thinks and she thinks like I think in terms of the things we like and the things that we’re into. That was a huge reason why we got together. That’s like my bestie.”

On auctioning off his GRAMMY hat: “I’m just like what. That’s bananas. It’s for charity.”

On competing with Rick Ross: “I’m happy to be on the same day as him. I love what he does and although music is changing, it’s just awesome to see him continue to prevail and reinvent himself.”