The Neptunes producer told MTV News at last night's Academy Awards that Hova knew full well, even ahead of time about "Glory." It was completely premeditated.
"It was something we had planned before it happened, so we were basically waiting," he said. "That was like our nod and homage to when Stevie [Wonder] did it for his baby, Asia [on 'Isn't She Lovely']. And we weren't trying to make the same song at all, it was like we wanted to capture a moment in time to commemorate the birth of his baby. I did the same thing with [my baby] Rocket, I'm just more quiet and private about my life."
Since Jay and Bey are always in the public eye, he wanted to beat them to the bunch. Pharrell adds, "But he and his beautiful wife, they live a different lifestyle and for him it was important for him to stop everything that he had going on and just sort of make statement to his baby and his wife," he said. "I was honored to be a filmmaker for that beat."
We dig it.