- Associated Press - Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pharrell Williams came to the Oscars minus the tall leather hat that made such a splash at the Grammys and won him Twitter comparisons to the Arby’s logo.

This time he made his mark below the waist. Williams, nominated for the song “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” wore a formal black tux on top with formal black shorts, and no socks, on the bottom.

It allowed him to look normal in the black-tie crowd until nearby viewers caught a glimpse of his tattooed calves.

Asked how he was feeling, he paused a moment to consider the question.

“I’m … happy!” he finally said.

He also told AP Live that he was thrilled at how his song - and the video - have become so popular.

“I know it’s the people, man,” he said. “It’s just done so much for me.”

- Jocelyn Noveck - Twitter https://www.twitter.com/JocelynNoveckAP

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