U.S. Forest Service to rapper Pharrell: We like big hats too.

(Christopher Polk / Getty Images)
(Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

At this point the president himself might weigh in on Pharrell Williams’ hat during tonight’s State of the Union address. As jokes continue to pour in about the “Smokey the Bear”-chic headpiece Williams wore to the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (with Arby’s leading the charge), the government refused to be left out. Enter: The U.S. Forest Service.


The last thing any star wants is to get upstaged–especially by a hat–but the only thing bigger than Williams’ three Grammy trophies was his six-inch high Vivienne Westwood Stetson.

Helena Andrews is the co-author of The Reliable Source. Follow her on Twitter @helena_andrews, and send your hot tips, sightings, and gossip to reliablesource@washpost.com.
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