UPDATE: Lil Wayne Did Not Cut Off His Dreads

A photo of the rapper with his hair tied back raised the question.

Posted: 02/01/2013 11:57 AM EST
Lil Wayne, Big Boi and Lil Wayne

This morning Lil Wayne fans were shocked that Tunechi cut off his signature long locks, a rumor fueled by a photo Big Boi posted (above) with Wayne at Thursday night's MaddenBowl XIX event in New Orleans. However, as it turns out, they’re still intact and the rapper merely tied them back.

MTV News contributor Kelley L. Carter, who watched the rapper perform at a pre-Super Bowl party in New Orleans, said the picture was deceiving. "Lil Wayne didn't cut those iconic dreadlocks. He had them pulled back in some sort of bun, with a few strands hanging down his back. I can see why people thought he cut them off ... The pictures certainly make it look that way. But his hair is still all there."

False alarm, people.


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(Photos from left: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images, Big Boi/Instagram)

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