Hats That Should Have Been Saved for Easter Sunday

The higher the hat, the closer to God.

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President Barack Obama leaves a meeting with members of the House Democratic Caucus March 14, 2013, in Washington, D.C. With the president are Reps. Frederica Wilson (Fla.) and Terri Sewell (Ala.). 

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The ultimate Easter accessory was never a colored egg. If you know what we know, the yearly celebration of Jesus’ resurrection is also your annual chance to glide through those church aisles with the most excessively stylish hat atop your blessed head. So why on earth did these celebrities waste their creative headgear on the other 364 days of the year? Here’s a showcase of celebrities whose furious headpieces missed the chance to proclaim their love for Christ by blocking your view of the pastor.

1. Aretha Franklin’s aggressive Inauguration Day bow ensemble.

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Aretha Franklin sings “My Country ’Tis of Thee” on Jan. 20, 2009, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., during Barack Obama's first inauguration as president of the United States. 

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Aretha’s hat stole President Obama’s shine on what was supposed to be his big day.

2. Pharrell and the case of the oversized Arby’s hat.

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Recording artist Pharrell Williams arrives on the red carpet for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014.

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To be fair, Pharrell’s hat pays homage to this 1982 rap video. Apparently, some people think it should have stayed in 1982.

3. Coolio’s homemade pigtail cutout hat accessory thing.

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Musician Coolio attends the Great GoogaMooga 2012 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 20, 2012.

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Coolio should have left his hat on Sesame Street.

4. Nicki Minaj raids Strawberry Shortcake’s closet.

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Nicki Minaj at a signing of copies of her No. 1 album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded at HMV Whiteleys on April 19, 2012, in London

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If you can get over the fact that Ms. Minaj looks like a Power Ranger at a dance recital, the bright beanie she’s wearing would appease your favorite deacon.

5. Rep. Frederica Wilson, hat genius extraordinaire.

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Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) speaks during a hearing on the status of black males held by the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys July 24, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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We only wish that our hat game was as tight as the Florida congresswoman’s. She’s awesome. And so are all her bedazzled, colorful, over-the-top hats.

6. Rihanna’s Paris Fashion Week bunny ears.

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All black everything, head bowed in silent worship. Rihanna is ready to give Him the glory!

7. Lil’ Kim: Mad Hatter gone wrong.

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Lil’ Kim modeled this Ivy supersonic hat back in 1999. She looks like she just stepped off the set of Alice in Wonderland.

8. Star Jones with feathers in her cap.

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TV personality and lawyer Star Jones attends the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., May 4, 2013.

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We can’t tell where her dress ends and her hat begins ...

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