Is Papi really champagne, or prosecco? That’s the question folks were asking after catching a glimpse of an Instagram post that appeared to show Drake’s lace-front beard (yes, it’s a thing, and it’s even more profound sorcery than a wig) peeling away from his face.
“When your lace-front glue can’t withstand a heat wave,” the Jasmine Brand captioned the post, including close-ups of the supposed debacle along with a pic of a mid-process lace-front beard application (the shade of it all, Honey).
But as much as we might enjoy the suggestion of a follicular malfunction, Drake is indeed an organically grown member of #BeardGang, as evidenced by the evident five-o-clock shadow in his more closely shaven days (you can’t lace front that, kids). The appearance that his beard was jumping ship was merely an optical illusion created by an illustration on the shirt of the man standing behind him.
That said, we were admittedly tickled at the prospect of the man who rapped “whole squad on that real shit” potentially faking the funk. But when it comes to our beloved bearded brothers, maybe this lyric is more accurate: “Pray the real live forever man, pray the fakes get exposed.”
(We kid, we kid ... as long as women proudly rock lace fronts, we have no choice but to say “do you, fellas.” Just make sure that adhesive is on point.)