NBA champion LeBron James may have just helped Pharrell Williams stay atop the music charts even longer with his new “Happy” anthem after giving the Neptunes hitmaker a major co-sign.
King James bigged up Skateboard P’s new solo album and even named “Happy” his family’s favorite tune this week.
“S/O to my homie @pharrell on his latest LP “Girl”!! Keep killing all them charts fam. Num.1 everywhere and ofcourse “Happy” is my kids and I favorite song in a long time! Well it’s everyone’s favorite, just makes u feel good about yourself! #SkateBoardP #Grammys #Oscars #StriveForGreatness,” James wrote March 3. (LeBron James’ Instagram)
Pharrell protégé Pusha T resorted to his Instagram page to post up “PHARRELL WAS ROBBED” followed by a series of angry emoticons following Sunday’s Academy Awards show.
Pusha T was not happy with the Oscars this year. The Virginia rapper took to Instagram to vent his frustration that his long time friend and collaborator Pharrell was robbed from a award. Last night’s 86th Annual Academy Awards (March 2) Pharrell did not win an Oscar for his smash hit single “Happy.” Instead the award went to Robert Lopez for “Frozen.” (XXL Mag)
Williams brought some life to the celebration with his “Happy” performance.
Pharrell Williams shook his groove thing at the Academy Awards, along with a few famous friends. The singer took the Oscars stage for a lively performance of his Oscar-nominated song “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2.” Williams, wearing his signature large hat, wasn’t satisfied with the phalanx of backup dancers he had on stage — so he worked his way into the audience for some star-powered reinforcements. (New York Daily News)
Although he fell short of Oscar gold, Pharrell did manage to sell his now-iconic oversized Grammys hat.
Pharrell Williams’ infamous Vivienne Westwood “Jell Mould” hat has been sold on eBay to a philanthropic, hat-loving person for $44,100 today. This headpiece-loving person, it turns out, is actually the fast-food chain Arby’s, whose love for Pharrell’s hat is well-documented. (NY Mag)