Pharrell’s Grammy Hat May Have Gone Viral, But Aretha Franklin’s Hat Still Demands R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Sit down, boys, and let a REAL goofy celebrity hat meme show ya how it’s done.

You know how Pharrell’s Smokey the Bear-esque hat at the Grammy Awards went totally viral? Well, WHATEVER. Are we all so quick to forget Aretha Franklin’s one celebrity hat meme to rule them all from the 2009 Presidential Inauguration ceremony? CANNOT. BE. TOPPED.

Lady Gaga’s meat beret? Nope. Princess Beatrice’s royal wedding headpiece? Bye. Pharrell’s 47-gallon Grammy hat? SHOW SOME R-E-S-P-E-C-T. But, it’s ok, bb. We’re sure that Aretha’s willing to share the viral spotlight. Here, try on her bedazzled, steel blue, bow-topped cloche.

Perfect. Now, if you’ll excuse us: YAAAS! YAAAS PHARRELL IN ARETHA FRANKLIN’S HAT! YOU LOOK SO GOOD! OMG, YAAAS! PHARRELL IN ARETHA FRANKLIN’S HAT, YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL! YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL!

+ Watch Pharrell, Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell’s hat perform “Get Lucky” at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

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