Exclusive: T-Pain Credits Ditching Dreads As Sign Of Growing Up
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 3:50PM
Before T-Pain made the eye-opening move of slicing off his dreads last month, SOHH reached out to the Auto-Tune king to get his take on artists going for a shorter look.
Pain said entertainers bidding farewell to their hair is a sign of maturity and growth.
SOHH: There was some excitement a [recently] over Lil Wayne allegedly cutting his dreads but it turned out his hair was merely pulled back. Any chance you would ever consider snapping off your iconic hair and going with a low-cut look? T-Pain: I guess we all have to grow up at some point in our lives. I guess we will have to wait and see if that ever happens to me hahahaaaa (SOHH)
Pain informed his Twitter and Instagram followers of the unexpected move with still shots of his dreads being sliced off a few days ago.
"Mid cut <~ couldn't find the dude version of this but. Yea."
"Go to YouTube. Search for "T-Pain Know Thy Self" to find out more"
"We must all learn to adjust with our surroundings. Those who get stuck doing the same things for too long are bound to get left behind the strong who press on and reinvent themselves. Also. Good news. Hair grows back." (T-Pain's Instagram)
He also used the opportunity to announce an upcoming new album.
"Go to YouTube. Search for "T-Pain Know Thy Self" to find out more http://instagram.com/p/XdMTqkIm2g/"
"The name of my album is Stoicville: The Phoenix To me, a Phoenix represents new beginnings. A new era. A new life. I'm rising from the ashes"
"Also. Nappy is a state of mind. Not an appearance. I'm still the Nappy Boy BossMan." (T-Pain's Twitter)
A few months ago, rumors of rap star Lil Wayne cutting off his dreads bubbled online.
In the photos, it looked as if Wayne had cut off his locks, but MTV News contributor Kelley L. Carter -- who watched Tunechi perform at a pre-Super Bowl party in New Orleans and even posed for a picture with the "A Milli" MC -- said Weezy's wig is still intact. "I'm pretty sure he still had his dreads and they were pulled back in a ponytail," she told us Friday (February 1). "In fact, I'm like 1,000 percent positive. I would've noticed that." Carter sent MTV News some exclusive photos that she snapped that ultimately debunk the hair-chopping theory. The angle mixed with the manner in which the rapper had his hair tied back did make it seem as if he had gotten a haircut and was wearing a mini-afro, but the picture was deceiving. (MTV)
A couple years ago, rapper Murs talked to SOHH about cutting off his iconic hair and noted artists like Weezy F. Baby keeping the long hair movement alive.
"Maybe it was the time," Murs told SOHH, referring to the popular trend of artists cutting off their long hair. "Lil Wayne still has it and he's the king. Or he's the king of the young people I should say. It definitely had a lot to do with me, learning about myself. To me, it puts more pressure to stand out more from the action of my words rather than just the hairstyle. A lot of people think I smoke weed [because of the stigma associated with long locks]." (SOHH)
Check out T-Pain cutting off his dreads: