Whether it’s hairstyles or music genres, Drake knows exactly when it’s time to switch things up.
The Canadian artist has always been a renegade, swerving left when convention says he should be staying right — and vice versa. Everything from his music to his clothes to his hairstyle is open to a sudden tweak that leaves rap fans reeling. He also leans into being the butt of the joke, ensuring that he’s always grabbing attention for moves that might seem corny at first, but either quickly set trends or blend seamlessly into his next rollout. Fascinatingly, a lot of these moments revolve around his hair.
For instance, a couple of years ago, as he promoted his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy, Drake sported a heart-shaped part in his hair, but gave it up after COVID made it grow in weird. Earlier this year, he got his hair braided, prompting confusion among fans who didn’t realize he’d grown it out since the last time they saw him. This week, he’s getting a lot of attention for another new ‘do, which he appears to have borrowed from the cool cats of his dad’s era. Now, it’s slicked back, turning into something of a shag (if you don’t know what that is, think “mullet for Black people”), evoking comparisons to Barry White and other disco-era soul singers. Check out some of the hilarious responses below.
Drake debuts a new hairstyle pic.twitter.com/Yls9tanZpx
— Hot Freestyle (@HotFreestyle) August 26, 2022
Drake said pic.twitter.com/RcW70wfX0I
— dula peep (@TheBeezeKnees) August 26, 2022
Drake is serious too LMAOOO pic.twitter.com/pguSL7Kce3
— Comedian Gworrrrlllll (@b0mbchell_) August 26, 2022
Drake looking like Mr. Goldenfold pic.twitter.com/LWToJ6esvI
— vanesa lara (@laravanesa21) August 26, 2022
drake in his lunch lady era pic.twitter.com/fgaXiimAwx
— Andy Dandy Shitpost (@ANDYdrewME) August 26, 2022
Aubrey Drake's hair journey is fun. I want him to get some bundles.
— Herb Ertlinger (@Juli_nPls) August 26, 2022
Drake done turned into a Puerto Rican coke dealer.
— Los PopaVitch (@KarlousM) August 26, 2022
drake growing a shag actually fucks up some shit I had planned
— ghetto fragile. (@Mike_Eagle) August 26, 2022
I don’t see how Drake be getting y’all so upset. That nigga clearly doesn’t take himself serious and does shit on the internet for laughs. Every time y’all have full on discourse about him lol.
— Shaquille Sunflower (@_ChefDon_) August 26, 2022
Drake could do a rendition of We Are The World all by himself
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) August 26, 2022