After donning a unique, fishtail braid hairstyle at the in-store release of her new Adidas Originals Collection, Rita Ora is now rocking box braids.
The 24-year-old pop sensation, who has taken the U.S. by storm with her daring and funky fresh fashion and beauty choices, took to Instagram yesterday (May 14) to share her new ‘do by her hairstylist Chris Appleton.
Shockingly, while many of the hundreds of comments were praising Ora throwback 90’s look, a few spewed distaste for the box braids, saying that she wanted to be black – a discussion that has been heavy on the minds of many as Kylie Jenner wore faux locs on the cover of Teen Vogue and Katy Perry rocked gelled baby hairs.
Will Rita’s box braids stir up drama surrounding the cultural appropriation of black culture? Only time will tell as the viral candids spread over social media and the people weigh in.
But until then, ladies, are Rita Ora’s box braids a ‘do or don’t? Continue clicking to check out more photos of her new hairstyle.