Drake gets fans talking with his new look

Over the past decade, music fans have immersed themselves in the artistic styles of Canadian hip-hop artist Drake. After breaking away from his “Degrassi” acting roots in the late 2000s, the Young Money signee released hits like “Best I Ever Had,” “God’s Plan,” and “Take Care.” Since then, the Grammy-winning artist has become one of the most popular and sought-after artists on the planet, even earning the Billboard Artist Of The Decade award to prove it. “In the last…probably five or four years, I’ve really realized that after I leave here, I’m going to be a part of music history,” he said in a 2019 interview with Rap Radar.

While Drake and his extensive song catalog have undoubtedly cemented his status as a music icon, the influential lyricist has also made waves with his fashion and hair choices. From his signature heart-embellished fade to his controversial cornrows, the beloved artist has certainly kept fans on their toes. However, Drizzy’s latest hairstyle left pop culture enthusiasts completely confused.

Drake debuts with slicked back curls

On August 25, Drake shocked fans when he uploaded an Instagram post that showed him in a very ’80s-esque slick-back style. Alongside the photos taken at an unknown casino, the Sticky author also attached a video of him getting the aforementioned hairstyle. The beloved rapper poked fun at his new hairdo, prompting his fans in the caption, “Give this guy a name…” prompting hilarious comments from some of his fans and industry peers. “eTalk” host Tyrone Edwards wrote: “Lionel Drizzy!” Another fan commented: “Drake De Niro”. Singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson took a more mundane approach, writing, “Steve. Idk why, but Steve.”

Though Drake has been having fun with his new slick-back style, some have theorized that the former “Degrassi” star is planning new music. In the past, Drake has changed his approach to new album releases. Ahead of announcing the official 2021 release date for “Certified Lover Boy,” the Grammy winner uploaded a photo of him sporting a fade with a heart-shaped hairline (via Hypebeast). While his new hairdo isn’t a clear sign of new music, nothing is off the table for Drizzy and his OVO empire.