In response to some questions from Wack 100, Trippie Redd is breaking down why he enjoys rocking painted nails!
Wack 100 Asks Why Rappers Don ‘Fingernail Polish’: ‘It’s A Different Era’
On Tuesday, Wack jumped on Instagram to try and better understand why certain “youngsters [are] wearing fingernail polish” nowadays. He also went on to explain that many people questioned him about the subject, although he’s admittedly uninformed.
However, he made a point to discuss how—although rappers like Trippie Redd, NBA YoungBoy, and Lil Uzi Vert rock manicures—he understands that “they’re very masculine.”
“I know a lot of youngsters—Trippie Redd, NBA, Lil Uzi—I know these men, these men are not feminine, these men are not gay, they’re very masculine.”
Wack 100 also explained that it’s simply “a different era” and mentioned how older heads gave them the side-eye for sagging their pants back in the day.
“It’s a different era. When I grew up, n***as was sagging their pants. My parents and uncles was like, ‘What y’all doing with your a** out, n***a? That’s gay.’ But it wasn’t gay, it was just some trendy s**t we was doing.”
Towards the end of his upload, Wack explained that he thinks “it’s just another type of movement,” though he implored people to explain “what the fingernail polish represents.”
“Can y’all leave a comment down below on what the fingernail polish represents? Because of some of the youngsters I mentioned that I know, I don’t think it means it that [they’re feminine]. I just think it’s another type of movement…I’m not gonna make no assumption about it. So y’all leave a comment below so I can go back and have this conversation.”
Trippie Redd Responds To Wack 100
DJ Akademiks ultimately reshared Wack’s upload, and Trippie Redd responded in the comment section.
He briefly explained that painting his nails is a way of “Being true to your self and [practicing] self care.”
The “Love Scars” rapper went on to add that nail art is “a way of expressing ur feelings.”
— Trippie Redd (@trippieredd) January 25, 2023
NBA YoungBoy Previously Spoke On Why He Wears Makeup
While on the subject of male rappers embracing nail art, we should mention that NBA YoungBoy previously spoke on why he wears makeup.
During a conversation with DJ Akademiks, NBA YoungBoy noted that he feels “comfortable” wearing cosmetics. He also noted that he loves embracing “the goth feeling” and and enjoys “look[ing] in the mirror and see[ing] everything black.”
“I like painting my face, putting makeup on. I like to look in the mirror and see everything black. Like my eyes and s**t. That’s one hundred percent real! That’s me being myself. I feel comfortable that way. That’s some s**t from MAC I made my engineer go buy. It give me like the goth feeling, like rockstars.”
What do you think about Trippie Redd’s response to Wack 100? Additionally, are you here for more and more male rappers rocking nail art, or are you waiting for the trend to fizzle out?