Having a celebrity check out your business can be exciting, as was the case recently for Atlanta barbershop Diamond Cuts.
On Friday (June 17), Instagram user @youssefbarber, an Atlanta barber and owner of Diamond Cuts studio, posted a video on IG of himself and a client named Lance sitting in his chair getting his haircut. When Quavo walks into the barbershop, the barber immediately tells Lance to get up so the Migos member can get in his chair.
In the clip, the caption reads, “What would you do if QUAVO Huncho walked into your barbershop?” The caption also adds, “Get yo ass up, Lance, n do that dance.”
For the record, Lance is a longtime client at Diamond Cuts studio and was informed ahead of time that if Quavo did walk in he would have to get up so the Atlanta rapper can get his cut done. So the barber wasn’t being unkind to Lance. Peep Lance’s comment below under @youssefbarber’s IG video.
However, the video has sparked mixed reactions from people who felt the barber was extremely unprofessional for telling his client to get out of his chair so he could cut Quavo’s hair.
But some people also understood what the barber was doing—it was just business, never personal. If a celebrity client walks in, said celebrity gets preferential treatment because he’s probably paying the most for his haircut.
“Aye that Barber a groupie like a mf. Just cuz Quavo walked in the barbershop Nigga you ain’t finna make me get up. Either Quavo paying for my shit or my shit free,” wrote one person on Twitter.
Another commenter tweeted, “Making your client get out the chair mid cut cause Quavo walked in is wild lol y’all let barbers treat y’all any kind of way.”
And another user, who claims to be a barber, wrote, “I’m not gonna lie, as a barber, I would do the same, quavo 100% gonna pay me way more than bro in the chair, it’s worth a lost client imo.”
Check out more reactions to the barber’s video below.
Aye that Barber a groupie like a mf. Just cuz Quavo walked in the barbershop Nigga you ain’t finna make me get up. Either Quavo paying for my shit or my shit free.
— Don Julio Escobar III ?? (@AyeNephewDae) June 18, 2022
Making your client get out the chair mid cut cause Quavo walked in is wild lol y’all let barbers treat y’all any kind of way
— priceless pisces ? (@Cween_) June 18, 2022
I’m not gonna lie, as a barber, I would do the same, quavo 100% gonna pay me way more than bro in the chair, it’s worth a lost client imo?
— Joel (@47thLuna) June 18, 2022
Men are WORSE at "Worshipping" Rich Men (& being Golddiggers) than the Women they Complain abouthttps://t.co/goZVAII4zF
— Pharrell Season (@PharrellSeason) June 18, 2022
Barber shop rules. Bona fide celebrities get first dibs. Unless thsts your family shop you gotta give it up. If it's your family spot, you should want to give it up. Celebrities drive business, even through word of mouth.
— Jason Adams (@Sparty313) June 18, 2022
If my barber made me get out the chair cause quavo walked in.. last time I’d be there ever lol
— Elon Musk is my Big Bro ?? (@KINGDOMJ06) June 18, 2022
I’d want my barber to eat from what Quavo will tip him but mid cut ?????? He better pay for my trim also ?
— ?? (@TobiLogun) June 18, 2022
— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) June 18, 2022