Pharrell Cries "Happy" Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

He joked, "Why am I crying on Oprah?" Winfrey responded, "It's being used for something that's greater than yourself. I get that."

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    Recording artist Pharrell Williams

    Grab a Kleenex. No seriously, you'll need it.

    Pharrell (and his hat!) was so overjoyed with emotion during his interview with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of "Oprah Prime" that he couldn't help but start sobbing. It all started when the pair began talking about his catchy song "Happy."

    "Zero air-play, nothing. And the next thing you know, we put out the video on November 21 and all of a sudden--boom. I mean, when I say boom, I mean boooooom," Pharrell told Oprah.

    "And we were like, what's happening? First of all, people are putting up their own videos. It was like no longer my song."

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    That led to Winfrey cueing a montage of videos from all over the world of people getting happy to "Happy"--that's when the musician couldn't hold it in any longer.

    "You know, I was just thinking about your grandmother. I bet she didn't even imagine that," Oprah tells Pharrell who is wiping tears off of his face.

    He joked, "Why am I crying on Oprah?" Winfrey responded, "It's being used for something that's greater than yourself. I get that."

    "It's overwhelming because it's like I love what I do," Pharrell 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."

    Winfrey then stated, "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."

    The twosome also had a kind exchange over the emotional segment on Twitter.