I believe 2017 will be the year of major changes. However, nothing in the world could have prepared me for what Lil Yachty just did to his hair!

The 19-year-old rapper has traded in his signature braided and beaded style for something completely different: a perm. Yachty stated his 2017 will be the “year of life” and then debuted the self-described James Brown-inspired hairdo during an Instagram Live session.

“See this right here? The James Brown look, you know? I’m working on my album. This look means seriousness. This hair do means hits. And to Funkmaster Flex, this means a lot of mumble rap.”

He and Flex have been beefing on social media after the radio DJ referred to Lil Boat’s music as “mumble rap.”

Though Yachty says the new hairstyle is going to bring him hits, Twitter says the perm is a miss. Many memes and jokes popped up after the rapper revealed his new ‘do.



Yachty saw how Twitter was feeling about his hair and responded to a fan requesting he go back to wearing braids.

The perm is definitely an interesting choice to say the least. That’s about the best I can do (you know it looks a hot mess). But yea, if this is what 2017 is going to look like, I ain’t ready!

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