We know black women don’t play when it comes to their hair, but apparently stylists don’t play when someone questions their designs either. Derek J, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” favorite hair dresser and a judge on Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular” learned that lesson the hard way yesterday when a stylist across town pulled a gun out on him in his shop.
What had happened was (sorry, just feels appropriate here), Keyshia Cole’s sister Neffe (yes, I know) had gotten her hair done by a stylist across town and didn’t like the style so she came to Derek J to see if he could fix it. Derek told her he couldn’t help her at the moment and asked her to reach out to the stylist to see what all he had done to her hair so he could try to fix it. Neffe left, presumably to follow up with the original stylist, but a few hours later, the hairdresser barged into Derek’s Atlanta salon and started firing shots. Derek J told Chanel 2 news he is not happy:
“I’m upset because my floor is messed up now. [Neffe's hair was] messed up to the point we didn’t know what to do. So I was just like, reach out to the stylist and say, ‘Hey, what did you use, what did you do?’ and it turned from a professional conversation to more of an argument, but we thought it was done.
“We knew it wasn’t a good thing when he came but we thought it was going to be a quick exchange with words and then he was going to be gone. So, nobody really knew he would pull out a gun.”
Lisa McCall, the owner of the salon, said she asked the unnamed stylist to leave when he started walking around the shop waving the gun. Before shooting holes in the floor, she says he put the gun in her face.
“Before turning away, he waved the gun in my face and said, ‘You don’t think I will?’ And I backed up,” she said.
Considering Derek J knows who the stylist is, he shouldn’t get far from police. I don’t know why he thought pulling a gun out in broad daylight and shooting over a hairstyle was that serious anyway. Check out the clip of this ratchet news report below.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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