With his new solo album G I R L in stores, Pharrell calls into Angie Martinez’s Hot 97 radio show to talk about the project, the Oscars, his wifey Helen Lasichanh, and his famous Vivienne Westwood Grammy hat, which was auctioned off on eBay for $44,100.

Below are highlights (via

On losing 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 the price paid for his Grammy hat: “I’m just like what. That’s bananas. It’s for charity.”