The 2021 VMAs have offered us with a gold mine of traffic-stopping magnificence seems, together with however not restricted to Kacey Musgraves’s feather headpiece, Jennifer Lopez’s voluminous waves, and Lil’ Nas X’s mullet — however we have to take a full pause to speak about Ashanti. The braid she wore on the September 12 ceremony might need regarded like a mean ponytail from the entrance, however there was positively a celebration occurring within the again. A really lengthy get together, at that. 

You won’t have caught it on the pink carpet, however nobody on Earth may have missed her braid when she stepped out to current an award and the tail finish of it whipped all the best way round to the entrance, then hit the ground — fairly actually. Actually, Ashanti’s braid hit the ground after which wrapped barely round her ankle. It’s, roughly, longer than she is tall (and Ashanti, for the report, sits round 5’3″ with out heels on). 

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Now, I am unable to even think about what number of bundles of hair and hours it took to create this braid — no matter these numbers are, they positive as hell paid off. As a result of throughout her presentation, Attract’s Slack VMA Slack channel instantly displayed the “a number of persons are typing” message (in digital editor language, meaning the actually great things goes down). 

So, whereas y’all are trying round on the flooring beneath Ashanti’s completely pedicured toes, may y’all have a look round for my jaw? I will want that again. 

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