Aretha Franklin has the single greatest voice in the history of American popular music, period end of sentence. She also has the single awesomest selection of hats since Countess Ebeniza von Schrafftensburg presided over the fairy tale kingdom where I store my most shameful secrets.
My spies tell me Aretha chose this particular hat for the inauguration out of a warehouse full of options. Some she didn’t choose include…
A tricorner hat with a duck on it:
A pillbox hat made out of a cheeseburger:
A tiara of the Eiffel Tower spearing a football:
And a baking soda and vinegar volcano: