It's not uncommon for the sound of your own voice to do your head in when you hear it played back on a recording. In fact, most people tend to feel this way.
With that in mind, imagine being stuck in a lift with the sound of your own voice blaring through the speakers while you're trapped. It'd be enough to drive you mad.
That is of course unless you are Pharrell Williams who emerged from such a situation with his mind seemingly fully intact.
Williams was on his way to the premiere of his new Netflix animated series True and the Rainbow Kingdom, when the elevator he was in ground to a halt. While he was presumably frustrated about being late to his own party, the former Neptunes singer did get the opportunity to have a good hard listen to one of his biggest tracks.
"Ironically, [his song] 'Happy' was playing on the sound system. He was with his security team and about 12 other people," a source told Page Six. "He kept calm and collected until the fire department arrived. They never got the door fully open, so everyone had to climb though the door to get out."
Pharrell eventually managed to get to the premiere and was seemingly unshaken and cool about the whole thing.
"Well, we were stuck in the elevator," he told the crowd at the Grove in Los Angeles, "but now I'm here. It was hot in there!"
The 'Happy' singer's new kids TV show is due to start later this month.
It's not just lifts and children's television that Pharrell has been busy with lately; according to recent reports the singer is set to team up with former Oasis star Noel Gallagher on some new music.
Pharrell Williams is a dude, he's a big fan of mine," Noel explained.
"He asked me to work with him recently. He told me that N*E*R*D were massive fans of Oasis. He was No. 1 in 105 countries when he asked, so does he really need to work with the guy from Oasis?"
The news came not long after Liam announced that despite their ongoing feud, the two brothers will perform again at some point.
"The most important thing that people keep missing is that me and our kid don't speak and that's the saddest thing about it," he explained to Beats 1.
"Two wrongs don't make no right. So before Oasis get back together and before there's cheques knocking about, me and him need to start becoming brothers and friends again, and inevitably we'll start making music."
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