Lil Wayne is still chanting, “Long hair, don’t care,” even though there are persistent Internet rumors that the Young Money superstar cut off the dreadlocks he’s been growing since he was a teen.
Many fans and media sites were fooled after pics of Weezy and Big Boi hit Instagram on Thursday night. 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.
Weezy was, however, rocking a brand-new scar on his face that he got while skateboarding but covered up with a bandage. According to Billboard, Wayne performed onstage for nearly an hour at Thursday’s EA Games party, rocking songs like “John” and “She Will,” both from his 2011 Tha Carter IV LP.
The rapper, who is also an avid sports fan and hopes to one day do sports analysis full-time, is pretty pumped for Sunday’s big game. MTV News caught up with him earlier this week, but he doesn’t have a pick for Super Bowl XLVII, which is matchup of the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Instead, Weezy is just happy that the game will be held in his native New Orleans.
“I’m excited for it to be in New Orleans, for the city, period,” he told MTV News on the set of his upcoming “Bi—es Love Me” video. “Just for the city to get that kind of respect and that recognition, after such a tragedy [like Hurricane Katrina].
“I’m going to just chill with family, enjoy the game like everybody else,” he said. “My team’s not in it, so I ain’t trippin’.”
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