Justin Bieber in a ponytail. Has his Comedy Central roast come round already?
Not quite. The 20-year-old superstar had some fun styling his bleach, blonde hair into a side ponytail, then posting the results to his Shots account late Wednesday.
From the pics, it’s revealed Justin’s playful hair session took place in the back of a vehicle, while longtime pal model Hailey Baldwin in seen looking on with a smile in one snap.
“Is that a side ponytail [?]” the heartthrob captioned the first, in which he is seen covering his mouth in mock horror.
In the second shot, Justin appears to riff on the oft-mentioned gender-shaming jibe that he looks like a girl.
The Canadian wrote, “I look like the little girl from monsters inc. lol,” alongside the pic.
The resemblance to “Boo,” uncanny or not?
The singer’s hair hijinks comes after rumors he may be growing his platinum locks “super long.”
According to a tweet posted by Scrappy — Bieber’s stage manager — the changeable star may be considering another dramatic hair makeover.
On Wednesday, Scrappy dropped the possible breaking hair news (stacked with plenty of disclaimers), writing,
I don’t know this for sure. Totally me guessing. But I think Jb is gonna grow his hair long. Like super long.
— Scrappy (@scrappy) January 21, 2015
Hundreds of tweets later, Scrappy followed up his original tweet with a hilarious comment noting how concerned Justin’s fans were about the singer debuting a possibly Jared Leto-esque “man-bun.”
“These replies are hilarious. Lot of people don’t want him to have long hair. Why not? You know u want a jb man bun,” Scrappy wrote, before retweeting a photo of Justin taken from his turn in a Saturday Night Live sketch when he co-hosted the comedy show in 2013.
Whether the Biebs is grow his hair into a long style or about to start wearing ponytails full-time isn’t certain.
But earlier this month, the 20-year-old did admit he felt “insecure” about his new hair color and is growing it out, hence the reason why he is rarely seen without a hat these days.
Taking to Instagram to post a selfie with pal singer Khalil and respond to fans’ complaints about his hair, Justin’s caption read, “For all u fools saying cut my hair it’s in an awkward stage I’m sorry lol.”
The singer continued, “But I’m growing it out and there’s gonna be a period of time where it looks dumb lol a hat only does so much. #insecure lol.”
Back in December, the Biebs caused quite the stir when he was spotted furtively leaving a hair salon with his blond locks under a hat.
But while many fans complimented Justin’s ‘do at his “insecure” post, it seems Bieber and his hair stylist, Florido, actually see the look as transitional.
In a December interview with Teen Vogue, Florido told the magazine.
“I personally love the blonde and it’ll get better as it grows out and the dark roots show. He called me one day and was like, ‘I want to go blonde.’ And I was like, ‘I’m down!’ I love it.”
The stylist explains, “We’d been doing the coif thing for so long, and he wanted to change things up.”
Speaking of changes, on Tuesday Ryan Seacrest and Comedy Central announced Bieber is set to be roasted at this year’s annual roast. It turns out the singer repeatedly asked for this and intends to mark his 21st birthday (on March 1) with the public skewering.
Bieber’s roast will be taped in Los Angeles on March 7. As yet, an air date and full roasters line-up aren’t known, but Roastmaster Jeff Ross has been buzzing online about the event.
TMZ is currently reporting the Canadian sees the roast as “therapy,” and may make use of his closing speech to talk about learning from his mistakes, accepting responsibility as an adult, and moving on positively.
Despite providing incoming roasters with enough material for more than one roast, the site notes sources say Bieber seems to have been making positive changes over the last four months.
The site adds, sources said the singer is “polite again, respectful and extremely generous.” One added, “The person I knew is back.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, back in October Justin sought out guidance from two pastors he has known since 2008 after splitting from on-off girlfriend, Selena Gomez. The singer has reportedly also quit smoking weed.
Now the only question is, what will the Calvin Klein model’s hair look like for his roast?
Surely a side ponytail is just asking for trouble?
[Images via WENN/Instagram]