Watch Pharrell pay tribute to #BlackLivesMatter in his "Happy" Grammys performance

He also channeled "The Grand Budapest Hotel"'s lobby boy


Anna Silman
February 9, 2015 8:30AM (UTC)

Pharrell gave a rendition of his Grammy-winning track “Happy” at the ceremony tonight, paying paid tribute to the #BlackLivesMatter movement when he and and his backup dancers, clad in black hoodies, threw up their hands in the iconic "hands up, don't shoot" gesture.

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While the hoodies make sense, we are still struggling to comprehend how Pharrell's outfit choice fits in with the political statement. Part of a grassroots "Grand Budapest Hotel" Oscar campaign, maybe?

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At least he ditched the Arby's hat.


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