Welcome to the Braided Papi era.
Drake got Twitter in stitches after debuting his new braided hairstyle just days after leaving Turks & Caicos with short hair. The “Certified Lover Boy” on Friday night (March 11) shared photos of a new hairstyle that social media users are seeing for the first time.
Fans are now left puzzled as to how we got here this fast. Just two days ago, Drake’s curly hair was almost impossible to grasp, and today, the Canadian rapper is rocking six perfectly styled cornrows. The “Jaded” rapper debuted the new look with photos posted to his Instagram story. In it, he donned a black sweatshirt accompanied by a blinged-out necklace with a heart-shaped pendant featuring the title of his latest album, Certified Lover Boy, inscribed inside to compliment the gangster hairdo.
Social media users, instead of yay or naying the new image, are stuck trying to figure out how Drake managed to pull this off. “Ok Drake… So Is It A Lace Or Nah? How Did He Manage To Get Large Size Braids When He Barely Had A Teeny Weeny Afro Just A Few Days Ago? How Sway??” one person questioned on Twitter.
“Drake had short hair two days ago, now this ni**a got braids lmfaoo,” another person laughed, while one pondered, “Is that synthetic weave or human hair that helped fill in the braids on drake’s hair?”
In the meantime, some users are assuming the new look is the OVO boss’ way of debuting another music project.
“You Know Drake is about to release music whenever he’s unlocking a new character or personality. The Braid’s era,” one person said.
The 35-year-old Drake promoted “Certified Lover Boy” last year with a special heart fade in his hair. Before that, the rapper had kept all things hairstyle for himself simple. However, this is not the first time Drake’s image has made headlines. Back in 2019, he was widely rumored to have had some six-pack ab surgery done. The “Hotline Bling” rapper posted a photo of himself shirtless by the water, leaving some hot abs on display that stunned many fans and followers. The rapper had quickly shut down those rumors.
He is yet to respond to the newest questions spiraling on social media about his braids following his recent trip to Turks where he was sporting relatively short hair.
Oh no, Drake is one of those moms that goes to a tropical island and comes home w/ braids. I shouldn’t even be surprised.
— Dee Phunk (@DeePhunk) March 12, 2022
Drake be having waves on Thursday and braids a week later, that boy doin Obeah.
— Marlon Palmer (@ThatDudeMCFLY) March 12, 2022
Drake saw the Rihanna situation and said “it must be the braids”
— gov’nuh (@brianbyname) March 12, 2022
Drake’s brain if he ends up sneezing with them Shemar Moore braids in his head: pic.twitter.com/ieQOj7kpes
— Thin Poppa Pump |?| (@MillyBeamen) March 12, 2022
Barbers gotta be relieved now that Drake got braids they don’t have to edge heart outlines in grown men’s hairlines. pic.twitter.com/gztGAOEk3n
— @MF_Brown (@MF_Brown) March 12, 2022
Drake got braids now.
Here comes every dude that idolizes that man for no reason ????? pic.twitter.com/DYmSoRuICp
— HITCH ?? (@OnCallStepDadd1) March 12, 2022
You Know Drake is about to release music whenever he’s unlocking a new character or personality. The Braid’s era.
— RAP IS LIFE & FOREVER (@YodonB) March 12, 2022
Fell asleep at 11 pm on a Friday, woke up to Drake with Braids on Instagram today. Life moves very fast.
— Berto (@bertoa_) March 12, 2022
I gotta see the back of Drake braids, if he got hangtime… we gotta start asking questions. pic.twitter.com/twQJNSK9Zt
— — (@1R0TIMI) March 12, 2022