‘Straight Outta Compton’ Wigs Cost $15,000: Ice Cube’s Son Talks Jheri Curl Hair [Video]

Back in the day, having long and flowing Jheri curls were quite a fashion trend — for both men and women. Think of the R&B supergroup Ready for the World, or the members of N.W.A., whose story is being retold in the upcoming Straight Outta Compton movie. As reported by the Inquisitr, the “Straight Outta Compton” memes are already breaking the Internet with their popularity.

Now rapper Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., has told TMZ just how much it cost to replicate those long, flowing, and dripping-with-Jheri-curl-juice locks cost. The wigs cost a whopping $15,000, said O’Shea — who admitted that he didn’t grow out his own hair to replicate the hairstyles that his dad and Eazy E used to sport. When the TMZ videographer asked O’Shea why they couldn’t just spend $5 for Jheri curl styled wigs at nearby beauty supply stores, O’Shea said that wouldn’t work when dealing with big-budget Universal Studios films.

According to Time, the Straight Outta Compton movie premiere was guarded by gang unit officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. Although plenty of security was ramped up for the Monday evening premiere of Straight Outta Compton, reports say that the movie’s premiere went off without a hitch.

Not only was love displayed there for Straight Outta Compton, as it told the story of the rise of the gangsta rap group N.W.A., there was also plenty of love for director F. Gary Gray’s other film starring Ice Cube, the much-beloved cult favorite, Friday, reported USA Today.

Since Straight Outta Compton doesn’t open widely on August 14, fans will have to wait until that day to spy out those $15,000 wigs — likely made from 100 percent human hair, of which expensive and authentic-looking wigs often are comprised. A search for the Straight Outta Compton movie on Google proves that some theaters are showing the movie as early as Thursday, August 13.

With so much buzz surrounding the tale of the group that blasted onto the scene in 1988, Straight Outta Compton is poised to break box office records. As reported by Variety, Universal Pictures brought together N.W.A. group members for the Straight Outta Compton premiere — including Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella — and placed them onstage for their fans to behold. Eazy E, notably one of the most popular members of N.W.A., died due to complications from AIDS.

The new stars of the Straight Outta Compton movie are bringing new life to the group, and introducing younger fans to the rappers.

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