Nicki Minaj and Tekashi 6ix9ine just released their new video for ‘Trollz’ and Tekashi’s post prison debut has already broken YouTube records. While the colorful video is full of tea-sipping subliminals and lots of breasts shaking footage, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s trademark rainbow lace front wig was the real standout.
While hip hop has had many looks, styles and aesthetics—rappers in wigs is generally uncommon. Pop star Michael Jackson was the first entertainer I can remember that wowed the world with his smooth baby hair-ladened lace front. We grew up seeing MJ’s afros and jheri curls, but when he stepped out with new hair in his infamous ‘In The Closet’ video…no one figured it out until years later.
Lace front wigs have been around for years in the Hollywood world often used to cover up hairlines and to enhance artistic costumes. Actresses and movie stars began wearing them more often and before we knew it, lace fronts hit the streets and are now seen almost everywhere.
Nicki and 6ix9ine released their new ‘Trollz’ collaboration which hit 75 million views in two days and both debuted new colorful wigs made by celebrity hairstylist Arrogant Tae . Nicki posted an Instagram video telling 6ix9ine to relax after he ruined the surprise about his new look.
Is this the start of a new trend and will rappers begin wearing wigs?