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Arby's gets Pharrell's hat for $44K in eBay bid

NEW YORK (AP) -- Arby's has won the bid for Pharrell's famous hat.

The fast food restaurant announced Sunday it paid $44,100 for the Vivienne Westwood hat, made famous when Pharrell Williams wore it at the Grammy Awards in January.

The Arby's logo uses a design similar to the brown fedora, which became a trending topic on Twitter after Pharrell sported it.

The producer-rapper-singer put the hat on eBay two weeks ago. The earnings will support his charity From One Hand to Another.

Pharrell tweeted thanks to the buyer Sunday, to which Arby's replied: "You're welcome. We're HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back."

Pharrell wore a similar hat when he performed at the Academy Awards on Sunday. His No. 1 hit "Happy" was nominated for best original song.

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Mar 3, 2014 12:00PM
For those complaining about all the good Arby's could have done with that money instead of buying a hat, please keep in mind that 100% of the money from the sale does to a charity that supports child education.  Money well spent, IMHO.
Mar 3, 2014 11:15AM

It appears that people commenting how ridiculous it is that Arby's paid $44,100 for a hat is, did not read the article.

"The earnings will support his charity From One Hand to Another."

Mar 3, 2014 11:07AM
So Stupid. How about feed the needy families.
Mar 3, 2014 9:11AM
The only thing that hat is good for is to take a big dump in.
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