What’s in Pharrell Williams’ hat? Bid for it on EBay and own it

Pharrell Willams, seen here with the Grammy Award-winning team for Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," has put his hat up for auction.
Pharrell Willams, seen here with the Grammy Award-winning team for Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories,” has put his hat up for auction.
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Pharrell Williams says it cost him about $200, and for much of the last month it has become the center of attention. It’s been compared to the Arby’s logo. It has room for secret compartments, perhaps even a leprechaun. It took on a social media life of its own. It somehow appears capable of staying on Williams’ head when he performs.

We’re talking, of course, about Williams’ hat. The tan monster of a headgear accessory can now be yours, but you’re going to need more than a little disposable income. Williams has made the topper available for bidding on EBay.

Bidding for the Vivienne Westwood Mountain Hat, which retails for 95 pounds (about $158), has now crossed the $10,000 mark. All proceeds from the sale of the 8-inch tall majesty will go to Williams’ education-focused From One Hand to Another charity.

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“Hey Arbys, you want my hat,” Williams tweeted. “Now’s your chance.”

This week Columbia Records announced that it will release Williams’ solo album, “G I R L,” on March 3, the day after the Oscars, during which Williams’ “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2" will compete in the original song field.

The singer was cagey about the album’s sound, saying only that “the criteria was that I wanted it to feel festive and celebratory.” It’s been reported that the album will feature some of Williams’ recent collaborators, including Miley Cyrus and Daft Punk. At the time of posting, Williams and Columbia had yet to reveal an official tracklist.


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