What was that on Aretha Franklin's head?

Aretha Franklin sure looked -- and sounded -- a lot different at President Barack Obama's inaugural than she did at President Bill Clinton's in 1993.

Go to the jump to see a video of her singing -- and looking pretty darn hot at Clinton's big night.

What happened?  We'll excuse ourselves from answering that question and instead leave it to TMZ.com.

However, we won't excuse that giant bow that apparently landed incongruously on Aretha's head.

This is no way to get any fashion R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

What do you think of the First Lady of Soul's headgear?

Keep going to see Aretha when she was seriously sexy ...

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