Who’s laughing now? After many Love & Hip Hop Atlanta fans laughed about the recent round of Yung Joc hair memes, it turns out that we weren’t laughing at him — we were laughing with him. The rapper-turned-reality TV star recently admitted that he was the creative force behind many of the memes making fun of his style.
According to BET, Yung Joc knew his new hairdo would make him the butt of many jokes. Rather than get his feelings hurt over the hair memes, the LHHATL star decided to get on top of the Twitter trend and create a few pictures to make fun of himself. After all, all press is good press, right?
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) August 26, 2016
During a recent appearance on VH1 Live, Joc admitted that he was the creative force behind many of the memes that fans were laughing at and sharing for days.
“Would I be wrong if I said after I did it, you know people gonna talk about it, and I created like over seven of the different memes that everybody’s reposting,” Joc admitted. “Would I be wrong for that? Cause it was funny to me.”
It also turns out that Yung Joc’s hair is not something he did for an upcoming movie like many suggested. Instead, it looks like he just wanted to be different and to get a little attention. It turns out that his new look was for a show, though — a live concert not a TV show or a movie.
“I got a call from a certain exec that I definitely respect, like, ‘Yo, I want you to come do a show,'” Joc revealed. “And I was like, ‘Oh, OK, bet. I need to do something crazy.'”
— The Root (@TheRoot) September 1, 2016
What many failed to realize is that Yung Joc has been known as a jokester and a prankster in the hip-hop industry for years. Even some of his music is comedic, and he tends to enjoy doing things a little different in order to stand out from the every day Atlanta rapper.
Yung Joc’s hair is just another example of his silliness and willingness to buck the status quo and put himself out there in order to garner attention. With his admission that the whole new hairdo was just a publicity ploy to get people talking before doing a big concert totally makes sense. It was also incredibly funny and even funnier now that we know some of the best memes on the internet were created by Yung Joc himself.
In an interview with Atlanta’s V103 radio station, Yung Joc admitted that he made the meme where he was photoshopped in with the Five Heartbeats. He also gave props for the Olive Oil hair stimulator meme. The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta rapper did say that some of the memes went too far and shot down rumors that he was “coming out of the closet.”
— Complex (@ComplexMag) September 1, 2016
When asked about his hair inspiration, Yung Joc admitted that he asked his barber to give him one of the trendiest new cuts around. The thing is, this trendy hairstyle is typically worn by white men or at least those who have naturally straight hair. Maybe that’s why everyone got such a kick out of Yung Joc’s hair and had so much fun laughing about it.
“I’m like ‘I want you to give me something that look like the white boy,'” Joc said he told his stylist. “She like, ‘I don’t know what you mean.’ I’m like, ‘Give me the hairstyle with the little part, and swoop it over kinda like ‘Classic Man.'”
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That his how Yung Joc’s hair became a meme trend on Twitter that he was involved in. Not to mention that he looks like one of that he looks like one of those hair models from the books salons leave out to give their clients ideas.
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