March 3, 2014


Arby's Paid Pharrell $44,000 for His GRAMMY Hat

Larry Busacca/WireImage
Larry Busacca/WireImage

Although Pharrell isn't celebrating an Oscar win for Best Original Song this morning—Frozen's "Let It Go" as sung by "the Wicked-ly talented Adele Dazeeb" nabbed that honor—he can at least rest easy knowing a hat he wore once sold for over forty-thousand dollars on eBay.

After intense bidding, his infamous GRAMMY hat—which is basically Vivienne Westwood's take on Canadian mountie chic—went for $44,100 on eBay, with all the money going toward an education-related nonprofit.

That's great and all, but the identity of the winning bidder is really what beefs this story up. Arby's—the fast food chain that jokingly accused him of stealing their hat logo during the GRAMMY's—are the ones behind the $44,100 charitable donation. As the chain restaurant put it on Twitter, "We're HAPPY to support a great cause and get our hat back."

Don’t be surprised if Pharrell's GRAMMY hat starts taking a tour of Arby's restaurants nationwide. They're definitely gonna milk this for all its worth.