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Pharrell's Hat Is Totally The Chapeau From "The Little Prince"

So now we know what it really was: a boa constrictor digesting an elephant.

So, Pharrell's hat kind of stole the show at last night's Grammys.

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It inspired a lot of memes — some people thought he was inspired by Harry Potter's Sorting Hat...

... While others thought P was taking after the Arby's logo.

But really, the only logical explanation is that it's the chapeau from the beloved book, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry/The Little Prince

Or, rather, the boa constrictor who ate an elephant.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry/The Little Prince

Because everyone knows that mere grown-ups lack the imagination to see that a hat isn't really just a hat.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry/The Little Prince / Via

And since we already know that Pharrell is a flawless time wizard who does not age...

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... it makes perfect sense that he was channeling the little prince who taught us all to keep our minds forever open, forever young.

Kevork Djansezian / Getty; Antoine de Saint Exupéry/The Little Prince

Mystery solved!