Ice T defends his wife Coco Austin’s braids after she was slammed by internet trolls

Two days ago, Coco debuted a new look on Instagram. Her long, blonde hair had been styled into braids, more specifically cornrows. “I call um Da Coco Swoop,” she wrote. Well, while her creative name may be new, nothing else about the cornrows is. Appropriating a style that belongs to Black culture is one thing, but some Christopher Columbus-esque whitewashing of the name of a style that’s been around for ages really was the nail in the coffin for Coco. A commenter noted, “Them is corn rows aka lemonade braids try again,” signaling that if this hairstyle was going to be named for any one person, it would certainly be Bey and not C.

Thankfully, her husband ICe T had her back.


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