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Is Tyson Beckford Throwing Shade At Pharrell…And His Hat?
Saturday night a rare event occurred during Fashion Week at The Museum of Natural History. Pharrell Williams and G-Star Raw celebrated a partnership in which the denim company will manufacture clothing with Bionic Yarn, a textile that includes recycled plastic bottles, in a project meant to help clean up the world’s oceans.
“It can do anything that you’re wearing right now, as long as it’s not metal or leather,” said Mr. Williams, who wore a striped shirt made from the material, along with his now-infamous hat. “It’s a practice of awareness, but also making a solution that works.”
Tyson Beckford was also in attendance for the cause stating “For somebody like me that eats primarily just fish, it’s very important that we keep the ocean clean,” he said. “Future generations are going to need it.”
And apparently the model/actor felt like showing support and throwing shade.
Beckford also says he wasn't "a fan" of Pharrell's now-iconic Grammy hat during the launch for Williams' and Bionic Yarn's latest collaboration with G-Star Raw, "Raw for the Oceans."
"Me and my boy, we were having a discussion in the Jeep on the way up here and we were saying, 'I hope he ain't got on that hat,'" Beckford told New York Magazine. "It's not conducive to fashion. I don't know where he got that. Someone told me it's, like, [from] back in the eighties, Neneh Cherry. Buffalo Girl, or whatever. But, no."
The actor then went on to say that he himself has tried a few bold looks in the recent past.
"I just started wearing these crazy floral pants by Alexander Nash," he stated. "I like taking chances, but not with hats. I'm not a big hat person. Now, if I had a hat like that, would you date me? No, you wouldn't. You walk into a bar and I got that on? That's definitely gonna cause a bar fight. And you better be able to protect me."
Hating or speaking the truth?