Braid My Hair…Or Not: Famous Men We Were Glad To See Let Their Cornrows Go

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August 28, 2014 ‐ By

Cornrows have been popular since the ’70s, but everyone (and their mother) was wearing them in the early ’00s, including many of the famous fellas whose music we do or did jam to. Here are 10 celebrity men who we were glad to see leave these looks behind:

Jason DeRulo

When you see Jason DeRulo these days, he looks like this:

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Judy Eddy/WENN.com

But as you’ll see if you click on the video below, at one point, while trying to get his career off the ground, DeRulo rocked some very interesting cornrows and a whole different sound:


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  • Gerald Hastings

    They look so much neater. I thought Maxwell looked nice with his dreads. But now he looks well dresses and clean cut.

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  • K. Rawls

    I cant believe R.Kelly was left off this list….I though Lloyd looked good with his.

  • Guestest

    For some reason i don’t like men with braids. I like a nice low cut (waves are a plus) or a low fro. I’m not a fan of dreads neither.

  • Chanda

    I’m sorry but was glad when that trend was over especially as they got older. I can’t take an over 30 guy with braids seriously.

  • ThaTruthful1

    When Trey chopped his braids off and bulked up that’s when I turned into a semi cougar *fans self* gurrrrrrrl!!!! My avatar speaks for itself.

  • Dee

    Jim Jones always looked like he forgot to put on his durag at night lmao

    • ThaTruthful1

      Ikr LMAO!!!

  • coolyfett

    But all these dudes wore braids when that WAS the style. This article acts like they just cut their hair a week ago. Lots of brothas had braids 10 years ago.

    • Chanda

      I bet YOU did.

      • Nia

        So what if he did?!

        • Chanda

          Probably so but I was just jiving him.

  • coco

    Omarion and Lloyd look better with braids in my opinion especially when Lloyd had it out i just wanted to run my fingers through it lol but yes to the other guys on here especially trey songs his braids made his head seem extremely big back when he started

  • Linda Hubbard

    how about this, unless its the hair on your own head . Shut the hell up.

  • Girliusmaximus

    Ludacris cut off all that hair… Still can’t act…

  • alone_in_a_crowded_room

    Uhhh… no. I was sad that Lloyd, Luda and Trey cut their hair but it is their hair and they look great either way.

  • Momma Dee Tha Q.U.E.E.N

    :pacspit: at Omarion, nah im not letting that sh1 t go. But yaaasss @ Mario. He makes me want to be a cougar. That young man is FOINE! And Raheem & Luda look like they could be cousins…