When Cornrows Go Horribly Wrong: 9 Celebs Who Never Should Have Messed With Braids

March 15, 2013 ‐ By IndigoBlack


If you’re still wearing cornrows on a consistent basis in 2013, I’m not saying you’re dead wrong, but you might want to think about letting all that go. How about a haircut? Locs? Hell, even Snoop Dogg had to move on to a new style at some point. In all honesty, we all have sat in someone’s chair or between someone’s legs and let them give us an Alicia Keys makeover circa 2001. And maybe we didn’t look as good with them as we thought we did (I for one have a head too damn large for that look and learned that it wasn’t for me with the quickness…), but at least nobody had to see them but a few of our friends and family. Sadly, we all had to see these celebs and their braid fails over the years, and while some tried to hold on as long as they could, they all eventually left the style behind…Good move.

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  • Iya Eko

    You can’t really f*ck with R. Kelly and his braided hair… I mean this fool made a song titled “Braid my Hair”… lol

  • Diveta Cranford

    Lmmfao at the white folks with braids!!!!! OMG!!! White ppl PUHLEEZE stop doing that ish!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  • Kim K you get a big NO MA’AM for looking like Rick James (rip)!

  • Rose

    Lil Kim with that cornrow lace front tho?…….I CAN’T…


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  • LeeLeeC

    Jim Jones always looks like he missed a few showers….barfing

  • Cinnamon71

    I think cornrows should be worn only by women and preferably as a protective style under a wig or beanie hat.

  • nicolette

    Usher should have been on here I remember in donell Jones video with left eye they showed a random clip that had no relation to the concept of the video I remember thinking NO. His head shape was like a lemon also glad he stpped the du rags, though if I had to choose it would be the du rag look. Mario also I never liked his braids when he cut them it made him look cuter in an adult way, handsome. Nick cannon too I mean his hair isn’t even a good grade on wild n out they made so many jokes he finally cut them by the show stopped running. Alicia keys I still always thought those braids with the beads was a bit much.

  • iHM

    They all look great. Cornrows are just braids, get over it. They look nice, while you’re busy trying hard to be trendy.

    • mohawkfalcon

      Next thing said , ” its 2014 and [enter race here] men still rock locs. Off with his head !” So glad that God created a broad color palette and gave us the ability and freedom of choice.

  • “On furry mode…” DEAD!

  • Carmen

    Lil kim messed up Se7ens video with that hair lol. Love you kimmy 🙂

  • Evie

    ROTFLMAO at this post, especially R kelly, Shemar moore (ROTFLMAO), and Jim Jones.

  • Melissa smith

    Ha! I was thinking of Shemar from the first click, I knew he had better be on ths list. Tyler perry knew he was wrong on that one lol

    • Trini Girl

      Me too!!! As I was clicking through, I was telling my husband he better be on that list! I still laugh at his hair every time I see “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman.”

  • Shemar’s hairline is practically down to his friggin nose, LOL He looks like Eddie Monster, LOL.

  • LOL, Did Kim Kardashain Change races or something. Tell me I’m not seeing what I’m seeing, lol. She looks like Cleopatra on Crack. What is up with David Beckham and those wooden beads,LOL Kim’s face looks Oblong in this pic and it looks like they spray painted liquid bronze across her face. She looks like Shanequia from the hood, lol.

  • You’ll is wrong, my sides is still cracking from reading about R. Kelly’s braids not growing past the nap of his neck, lol. Lil Kim looks like she is preparing to go for a ride in a space ship, lol. That baby hair, come on who does that anymore. That was a bum job along with the plastic surgery. Lil Kim, don’t do yourself like that, cause you were perfectly pretty just the way you once was, like back in the 90’s. If I knew you would have taken a turn for the worse from being around so many white people, I would have told you that you would have been better off staying in the hood and keeping it real. No more Lil Kim, please no more.

  • Ms. Kameria

    Lil Kim with that cornrow lace front tho?…….I CAN’T

  • cornrows on men need to be banished to the 7th circle of hell!

    • Kenedy

      THIS! And even on little boys, on any male, it just looks….bad

    • tysandsnyc

      Men still rock ’em, though?

      • Yes chile, yes they do. Seen a man pushing mid to late 40’s with the thinning receding hairline with some fuzzy azz cornrows. Just tragic

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        • mo

          you obviously have not seen them on bow wow