Yung Joc's Infamous 3D Tupac Haircut Resurfaces & Twitter Is Still Baffled

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 21: Yung Joc attends The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter Summer Member Celebration at Terminal West on August 21, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Derek White/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Twitter revisits Yung Joc's wild tribute to Tupac.

Yung Joc always manages to take the internet by storm for the wrong reasons. In the latter half of 2022, he made headlines after sending $1,800 on Zelle before trying to retrieve the funds. Unfortunately for him, the individual ended up blocking him. Then, there was the moment where he ate his words after betting that Tory Lanez would be found not guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion. As a result, he kept to his word and shaved his head bald for the Internet to see. 

However, Yung Joc’s hair-dos also manages to capture the attention of Twitter. Previously, he became a meme after showcasing his perm, which continues to live on in Twitter discourse. Still, nothing beats Yung Joc’s 3D Tupac haircut that he revealed a few years ago. The intricate hairdo includes braids tied to the top of his head in a bun, while a portrait of Tupac is edged onto the back. However, he used some of the unbraided hair to give ‘Pac the same hairstyle he had when he played Roland Bishop in Juice

Yung Joc Tupac Haircut Resurfaces

This morning, the barber behind the infamous do took to Instagram to reflect on the viral moment. Rob The Barber shared the video of Joc’s odd tribute to the late rapper, writing, “3D 2Pac portrait haircut on the homie @joclive [Yung Joc] #robtheorginal.” Though the video undoubtedly showcased Rob’s incredible skills as a barber, many still question why Yung Joc thought it would be an effective tribute to a cherished legend in the game.

Following the viral moment in 2019, Joc and Rob The Barber explained to TMZ that it was an incredibly detailed process. Rob said that he used trimmers to carve Tupac’s image with 3D hair to flesh out the image. Meanwhile, he used eyeliner to create facial features. Though an impressive style, Joc said that he needed to shower meticulously and ensure that the steam doesn’t effect the hair-do. 

After the video emerged online, again, Twitter went into a frenzy. Some questioned Job’s sanity, writing, “Man what tf wrong with yung joc ??? I know 2pac pissed.” Another person wrote, “When it comes to hairstyles yung Joc is like 3/89.” Needless to say, there were plenty of people hounding Joc for the wild attempt at paying homage. Check out a few more responses below. 

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