Madonna owes the success of her new album to Pharrell Williams’ lucky Mickey Mouse slippers.

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The 4 Minutes singer doesn’t believe she would have made the same album if producer Pharrell hadn’t worn his unusual footwear.

She said: “Pharrell had these lucky charms, including his Mickey Mouse slippers. He said he couldn’t work without them!”

The 49-year-old singer also said she was unsure whether her 4 Minutes collaborator Justin Timberlake would appear with her at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Kent, England, on Saturday (10.05.08) but has prepared either way.

She added to BBC Radio 1: “I don’t know if he is going to be there or not. We will see! But if he isn’t we will have a video projection and will change around the choreography and everything.”

Other performers at the event in Maidstone include The Kooks, Duffy, Adele and Usher.