Pharrell Snuck A 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Tribute Into Otherwise 'Happy' Grammy Performance

Our hands are still up.

No matter how many times Pharrell performs "Happy," he always manages to put a new twist on it.

For his 2015 Grammy Awards performance he incorporated a little bit of everything: violinists, dancing choir members, multiple languages and most importantly -- a "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot," tribute.

Pharrell appeared on the Grammys stage Sunday night (Feb. 8) dressed in a bell-hop outfit similar to the one he wore in Chanel's "Reincarnation" film with model Cara Delevingne and Géraldine Chaplin.

He began by quoting lyrics to the song that were then repeated in French and Spanish, before bursting into song.

P was surrounded by a set of dancers dressed in dark clothing, interspersed with violinists in bright yellow and dancing choir singers in white robes filing in through the aisles.

And about mid-way through his performance, he took a brief moment for a "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" tribute, along with all of his backup dancers.

The tribute became an important symbol of protest in the wake of the recent deaths of unarmed black men like Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and Pharrell clearly put some thought into making this statement tonight.