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 Kanye West and his eccentric ideas have often divided fans. While some may see him as a genius, some others think that he is losing it. And now he’s starting the debate again with his bizarre new haircut.

On Monday, October 18, the rapper, who has just got his request to legally change his name to Ye approved, took to Instagram to debut his new hairstyle. He posted a photo of his head from behind, showing the jagged patches of hair broken up by large swathes of bare scalp.

Ye simply captioned the snap with “¥,” which is a currency sign used for the Japanese Yen and the Chinese Yuan currencies when writing in Latin Scripts.

As the Yeezy designer didn’t explain why he chose to go with the haircut, some people expressed their confusion over his bizarre style.

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“Sheesh,” one commented on the post. Another asked, “Wtf is this cut brah (sic).” A baffled user similarly inquired, “BRUDER WAS IST DAS,” while another remarked, “Wtf Kanye.” Against the style, a fifth commenter wrote, “Who told him this was a good idea though?”

Another mocked the hip-hop star, “Kanye let his kids cut his hair again.” Someone else claimed, “Somebody f**ked Kanye head up,” while another jokingly speculated, “Kanye letting Stevie Wonder cut his hair for a sample clearance. If you’re seeing this Stevie I’m sorry.” One other compared the haircut to “patchwork.”

Meanwhile, some others saw Kanye’s bizarre haircut as a sign of his mental breakdown. “Isn’t that the exact haircut Britney gave herself that wound her up in conservatorship?” one pointed out, referring to Britney Spears infamously shaving her own hair during her public meltdown in 2007.

“If this is really Kanye he really has mental issues,” another said after seeing the picture. Someone suggested, “They need to actually put him in a conservatorship.” Showing the same concern, one person noted, “This man needs prayer. cause this is not it.”

Another also sympathized with Kanye, “People need to stop making fun of #KanyeWest. The man has bipolar, he is mentally ill. Weird masks, name changes, and terrible haircuts are a sign he’s having a manic episode and needs help/med management.”

There were a few, however, who think the haircut is cool. “Love the cut!” one said. Another speculated, “watch people start cutting their hair like this now…” Someone claimed, “This haircut is about being FREE @kanyewest liberation.”

Another tried to explain what the haircut symbolizes, “Kanye West changing his slave name to Ye, plus his new hairstyle to go along with it, is just superior genius to be easily understood by most. Either it represents how slaves hair were cut with razors to look like this, or reminding blacks how Ye(me/you) are still enslaved today.”


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