Arby’s scores Pharrell Williams’ famous hat on eBay auction

The hat that Pharrell Williams debuted at the Grammy Awards caused a Twitter frenzy and it’s been sold to fast-food chain Arby’s. Why did the chain choose to buy the rapper’s hat?

Pharrell Williams famous hat is sold on eBay to Arby's

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Many people want Pharrell Williams’ trademark hat, but it appears that the people who want it most own the fast-food restaurant Arby’s.

According to the Associated Press, Arby’s managed to get their hands on the “Despicable Me” rapper’s famous hat after they won a bid on eBay on Sunday. The company ended up forking out $44,100 for the Vivienne Westwood hat, which Williams debuted at the Grammy Awards in January.

We know that the 40-year-old star has a lot of fans, but what made Arby’s one of them? Well, luckily for the company, their red logo uses a hat that is very similar to that of Williams’ brown hat.

After the “Happy” hit maker‘s hat made a stir and began trending on Twitter, he decided that it was a good time to put his hat on eBay, which, according to the Associated Press, he did two weeks ago. And what makes this story even better is that all the proceeds will be going to a good cause, in support of Williams’ charity From One Hand to Another.

However, apart from the fact that charity is benefiting from this story, the tweets between Arby’s and Pharrell are also pretty awesome.

Williams tweeted his gratitude to the fast-food chain for buying his hat and supporting his charity. To which Arby’s cheekily responded, “You’re welcome. We’re HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back.”

Arby’s logo and Williams’ hat do look very similar, so perhaps it’s in its rightful place now after all. And the rapper is not going to be left feeling too lonely without his hat because he was sporting a brand-new black version at the Oscars last night.