Real hair don't care...or do we?
Hip-hop is obsessed with hair. Fans and celebs alike have an unwavering interest in the length, texture and authenticity of Black women's hair. Long or short, real or fake, every Black woman has a unique connection to her hair - a personal narrative that only she can articulate. No one is exempt.
Nicki Minaj is just one of many Black celebs who openly advertise this fixation, referring to naysayers as "nappy headed hoes" in her 2011 single, "Did It On Em" and rocking her now infamous lace front wigs since her debut in 2009.
Not one fan can claim to have seen the pop-hop star's real hair, until yesterday that is. Nicki tweeted a pic of her natural tresses following fans' requests to see the star au natural.
But Nicki isn't the first celeb to go all-natural in front of the camera. In a world full of hair weaves, wigs and extensions, inquiring minds have wondered what's under all that fluff. And celebs have long since obliged,
Some of the most famous faces have shed their equally famous hair for a quick look under that weave. Stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Tyra Banks and more have provided fans with short-lived snapshots of their hair in its natural state.
So, whether you decide to perm it, braid it, weave it, or go all natural, best of luck in your endeavors.
In the meantime, peep these hot celebs and their natural hair in the gallery above!