Every now and then our sisters remind us just who they are. Whether you are catching us on a moment of transition, revitalization or just a simple style change and you are lucky enough to get a glimpse of what’s under the wigs, closures and protective styles we’ve been wearing, you will most likely see a beautiful head of hair (or in Jada’s case a beautiful bald head). Black women are known to switch up their look and because of the constant style manipulations we usually like to protect our natural hair to avoid breakage, promote new growth and protect it from our many bad hair habits. Through it all we have proved time and time again that whether we are rocking it natural, donning bright bold colors or wearing a wig install, we are beautiful.
Sometimes even the best of us just have to take a break from the daily, hair rituals. Take a look at some of our favorite natural hair reveals from our favorite celebs.
Nyukyung is an artist who for quite some time now, has been known for always bringing stellar visuals in for each track he drops. This time with “No Luck,” he does the same as he brings a new concept that not many typically see.
Directed by AZE, Nyukyung brings us into the future by showing an opening scene of a high tech city based out of the future. Immediately, this catches attention and makes way for Nyukyung’s opening line of “Lost so many friends it’s only been one year.”
Besides the video appeal, Nyukyung also is lyrical as he talks about his past life and the things he’s been through, as well as where he’s headed in the future. This aligns with the video concept, making “No Luck” an all around solid project from music all the way to the visual.
There was a change to the lineup in the popular event”Lollapalooza”. There were some great performances. But DaBaby was not one of them. In fact, DaBaby was pulled from the roster the day he was to perform.
DaBaby’s Apology Was Not Enough
Summer is the time for all sorts of outdoor concerts and festivals. And, the Lollapalooza is one of the best events. The Lollapalooza was held over the weekend in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. Celebrity performances we head up by singer Miley Cyrus, Tyler the Creator, Marshmello, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Journey, Foo Fighters, G Herbo, Grandson, Machine Gun Kelly, and Roddy Ricch. As you can see, the entertainment was lit. However, DaBaby was replaced at the last minute with rapper G Herbo.
Needless to say, the homophonic comments DaBaby made while on stage at the Miami Rolling Loud music Festival are hurting his career. While DaBaby has apologized, it has not stopped him from receiving backlash. Sir Elton John, Madonna, and movie maker Questlove spoke out against DaBaby.
The 50-year-old Roots drummer (born Ahmir Thompson) called the Red Light Green Light rapper an ‘idiot’ and ‘wrong’ and ‘not cool at all.’
In a statement from Lollapalooza, the venue’s spoke person shared this,
“Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight.”
Not only is DaBaby losing gigs, but he is also losing endorsements, as well. Some are saying that since DaBaby is being mentored by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson things have gone left. The “Rockstar” rapper has enjoyed a lot of success. Although, now his popularity may dwindle. On the other hand, T.I. has spoken up for DaBaby.
“Everyone up in arms and upset about what DaBaby said. I understand people saying that they feel that it’s insensitive,” T.I. said in an Instagram Live session. “I think you guys have to understand that onstage, that’s not the place that rappers go to be sensitive and soothe everybody’s feelings. It’s a place to go to have a good time.”
Clearly, DaBaby is either a pure genius, in terms of gaining publicity, or he is insensitive to the plight of others. Either way, this issue has sparked quite a debate. Wouldn’t you say?