The 10 Worst Haircuts In Black Male History

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Earlier this week, Baron Davis made an appearance on First Take and introduced us all to a new hairstyle. It's been called a Jheri Curl, but I wouldn't quite call it that. Mainly because it's not wet enough. It looks more like a batch of collard greens an aint-shit cousin left on the stove too long when he was on the porch drinking E&J instead of watching them. Let's just call it The "I don't know why I invited you over and let you sit on my couch."

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Anyway, Davis's luxurious and glorious hairstyle is most likely the worst haircut on a Black man I've seen since 2013. It also got me thinking: Who else is guilty of making an historically bad hair decision that will haunt them and their progeny for eternity? If I were to make a list of famous Black men who very obviously went to their stylist and said "EhFuck it", who else would make the cut?

The Nino Brown

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If there was a hall of fame for historically shitty decisions Black men made with their hair, a late 80s early 90s Wesley Snipes would on the first ballot. And the second ballot. And the third ballot. He'd be on all the ballots.

The Pre-rehab and post-probation Chris Brown

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This is why you should always think twice about giving light-skinned Virginia niggas money.

The Pre-Ciara Russell Wilson

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Just to be clear, I have nothing against interracial dating. Some of my best friends have friends who know people who date White women. But I still think its amusing when certain Black men have certain hair that advertises, in no uncertain terms "Yeah…I don't really do Black chicks like that."

The Coolio

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Because he apparently was so shocked he won a Grammy that he decided "electrocution" should be a permanent look.

The Kanye West Shag

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No.

The Andrew Bynum

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Fuck no.

The MC Hammer

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It's easy to forget how popular Hammer was 25 years ago. But, if you ever have any trouble remembering, just look at this picture and remind yourself that kids actually wanted Hammer hair. (And yes, I was one of them.)

That's how popular he was.

The Robert Griffin III, currently

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Just to be clear, I have nothing against interracial dating. Some of my best friends have friends who know people who date White women. But I still think its amusing when certain Black men have certain hair that advertises, in no uncertain terms "Yeah…I don't really do Black chicks like that."

The Lionel Richie

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There's really nothing that can be said about Richie's hair that hasn't already been said. He is the Vladimir Putin of Black male bad hair; the Adam Clayton Powell of telling your barber "I want to look a damn fool. Can you make me look a damn fool?" He is the GOAT, both because he has the greatest bad Black male hair of all-time and because I think I've actually seen his do on a goat before.

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

DISCUSSION

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So we just gone act like this didn't happen?

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