During an interview with GQ, Pharrell gets a phone call from Usher (“Yo, Ush”) and we, the reader, get to overhear what is perhaps the most wonderful phone conversation of all time. You see, Pharrell is in the process of trying to convince Usher to release a song about “the rodeo world” inspired by the Year of the Horse (which we are currently in): “Look at what happened when Ginuwine did ‘Pony’ and he had the mechanical bull … Now, that was Ginuwine. We’re talking about you, and bringing you to the rodeo world with a record that gives you the license to do that.” Wait so, Usher in chaps? Yes, please.
“The peaks of his Vivienne Westwood buffalo hat are huge and uneven, like the Alps.” Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images