There used to be a time when lace front wigs were reserved for the television, film, and theater worlds. But for the last five to seven years, lace fronts have permeated urban communities, being sold at local beauty supply stores and online shops. Lace fronts have been traditionally reserved for professional instead of everyday use because it often takes expert artistry to properly conceal the wig’s “hair lace”—the flesh-tone, or transparent, band that allows the hair to look as if it’s coming directly from the scalp. Hollywood starlets like Tyra Banks and Beyonc√© live for them, but for the everyday, regular woman who isn’t filthy rich, the popular hair trick isn’t so inconspicuous.

And the fellas, boy are they getting a kick out of it. This new video is evidence.

Worldstar Hip Hop has posted a video of a local rap group identified as Nod Ross, Stanley Black and William Boston. They call out the women who proudly rock lace front wigs, and their more than obvious missing edges. In the song, “Lacefront Shawty,” the men rap, “You can’t find her edges, they lost, like Nemo.” The song proceeds to bring attention to all of the unattractive qualities of lace front wigs: their missing hairline, the plastic band, excessively shiny hair, and so on.

Take a look at the video. What do you think about lace fronts? Are they fresh or a mess?

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  • indy

    if we’re just commenting on the rap… its actually not bad. its complete. the ideas and function… it beat is a little lame but I think that has to do with where they are from.
    This is overall hilarious.
    I kinda dug it

    I actually don’t understand lacefronts either.
    I always wanted to know what the deal was with that.
    If you can’t get your lacefront as banging as Brandy Norwood, just get some braids, cuz that round hairline looks wack!

  • Jenelle

    I laughed. These round unnatural hairlines running rampant? Stop.

  • WoW

    This is why I moved to Idaho. Not enough blacks to hate on you and no really cares. I would like to give these boys a math test to see if they could pass it.

  • Gigi Young

    I’m shocked that no one–esp Clutch–has addressed why this song is heinous: black women feel pressured to live up to these standards of beauty (thereby wearing unnatural-looking wigs and weaves) by black men. I can count on both hands and my toes how insecure and afraid I felt about my hair when I was a teenager because black boys would talk like dogs about my hair and the hair of other black females. I wore braids for years, ignoring that it made my hair break off, because I was paranoid over black males sneering with disgust at my “short” and “nappy” hair. Even my brothers got into it, and they still make comments every once in a while about my hair or my mother’s when it doesn’t look like the mixed girls they favor. I am really SMDH over these comments, laughing at the song and agreeing with the men, and worse feeling superior for wearing natural hair.

    • S.

      Fascinating Gigi!

      You just pointed out an interesting aspect of this whole “Good Hair”/bad hair discussion…

      Throughout the past couple of years surrounding the endless discussion from Blog sites, forums, tv shows, movies, talk shows etc, the focus on Black women hair “complexes” has been solely focused on the many internal issues of the ‘Black woman’ while Black men (and many others btw) hair complexes are left conspicuously out the discussion.

      I remember while making his talk show rounds last year, Chris Rock went on Oprah and told her something to the effect that “Black men don’t care about how women wear their hair”…. Did you know that I jumped off of my couch and yelled “BULLSHAT!” at the television screen? Of course u didn’t lol

      BUT WHAT A BOLDFACE LIE!!!

      WHY don’t we focus on Black men for a second. What responsibility do THEY have when it comes to the Afro-hair hatred that runs rampant through black communities?

      WHO told you, black man, that your afro-texted hair wasn’t good enough? Who told you to keep your head shaven low because the hair that grows out of your scalp is “unpresentable”. Who told you that “S-curls” are “pretty” and therefore you should use a wave-cap to ‘bring out your wave pattern’.

      Instead of clowning Black women whose choose less than attractive ways to fit the beauty standard (that EVERYBODY in America is compared against), they should focus on their own journey to self-discovery by analyzing some of the Eurocentric things THEY have often done.

      Not to mention how many of them (secretly) feel Black women (“their women”) are embarrassing because we typically can not grow our hair to the lengths of women from every other race. I’ve noticed that alot of times, the self-esteem of Black men is laced in with how much BW are desired by men of other races and how BW stack up against women of other races (which explains why the colorstruck Black Men take pride in Black women who look like they are of another race)

      As far as Chris Rock goes… it’s pretty obvious that he has his own un-dealt with hair complexes and that he’s trying to pass himself off as non-nonchalant about it. He pretty much drooled at the fact that he could ‘run his fingers through a White girl’s hair’ and not encounter tracks or get his fingernails caught… *rolls eyes*

      Seems to me that Black men should make fun of themselves

    • Gigi Young

      ” the self-esteem of Black men is laced in with how much BW are desired by men of other races and how BW stack up against women of other races (which explains why the colorstruck Black Men take pride in Black women who look like they are of another race)”

      Yes!! Double yes!!

      And in link with this (and the IR dating debate), black women feel accepted if non-black men desire them!

      It’s a vicious cycle.

    • S.

      Yes, Gigi.

      If Black women are guilty of anything it is wanting to be wanted (from within and without our communities). Of course we go through more desperate measures to be wanted and accepted but it’s only because our look is vastly different and appreciated less than all other looks due to the obvious differences.

      And while I encourage every Black woman to progress on a journey of self-love and content I will never make fun of Black women or men who struggle with 100% self-acceptance (because most people regardless of race or gender, don’t accept themselves completely).

      I think also that people need to stop romanticizing this ideal that Black women who wear weaves, wigs and extensions are self-haters by default. That’s simply not true.

      Even IF a Black woman preferred another hair type to her own, people need to stop judging because chances are they hold the same biases!

      That’s *really* why I think songs like this are laughable! If woman wore a long and flowing LF that was not an obvious wig, chances are she would get hit on more-so than a Black woman with no wig..

      “She look like she mixed so I know it ain’t weave”… Shaking My HEAD! Obviously this just ain’t about Lace Fronts! It’s an anthem for ignorance!