While Lil Nas X was one of many people to react to a Steve Lacy thirst trap earlier this month, today (December 29), Lil Nas X reclaimed his rightful position as the center of internet attention. He posted a complimentary Instagram Story about an “mfer” who “sued the hell outta me,” and that was in line with his usual entertaining stream of consciousness, but the main attraction was a separate post about his hair.
“Since everybody sleep what y’all think??” Lil Nas X tweeted alongside a photo and video showing off his new locs.
since everybody sleep what y’all think?? pic.twitter.com/1hrCuEsTEG
— i am reading all that (@LilNasX) December 29, 2022
The reactions were mostly positive, with the throughline being comparisons between Lil Nas X’s new look to that of Memphis Grizzlies All-Star point guard Ja Morant. Even Tierra Whack got in on the fun.
I’m sad you washed the color out I thought it looked better pic.twitter.com/PceNTHqmyR
— Sentucky Fried Chicken (@tyquta) December 29, 2022
i think you’re having another great season Ja
— alan riffman (@searlo54) December 29, 2022
stg I had to do a double take real quick lol
— 𝗝𝗨𝗟𝗞 ᴠᴇʀɪғɪᴇᴅ, ᴅᴜᴅᴇ ᴛʀᴜsᴛ ᴍᴇ (@Ro11Ju1k) December 29, 2022
Thought that was ja Morant
— Dr. Fort Lauderdale (@CTE_Photography) December 29, 2022
Not Lil Nas Morant
— Severuzz Snape ﾒ𝟶 (@GOdLuvzUgly_) December 29, 2022
Later, Lil Nas X formally debuted the look on stage at the Falls Festival Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, Australia. He posted an Instagram carousel of his Australian escapades. (A cheeky flick with Noah Cyrus from Billie Eilish’s 21st birthday bash also made the cut.)