Kanye West Shaves Cross On Back Of His Head

The Chicago rapper is evoking more Christian imagery, this time with his hairstyle.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Kanye West Shaves Cross On Back Of His Head

Kanye West was recently spotted on a quick Chick-Fil-A and gym stop with his wife in West Hollywood. Moreover, he unveiled a new hairstyle to paparazzi following him around: a cross shaved on the back of his head. Of course, this is unsurprising from an artist that has been very vocal about their Christian faith and that plays with its imagery quite often. As small as the change may be, it's another minimal piece of context that fans harped on to get context around his mind state. After all, following his bigoted rhetoric and slammed attacks online, it's tough for them to connect with him in any meaningful way.

However, that can only be a good thing as Kanye West continues to reflect, heal, and stay out of the limelight. The damage brought about by his incendiary comments stretch far beyond any musical or artistic connection his audience may have formed. Still, things don't look necessarily promising as of late. For example, his Yeezy Season 10 fashion show reportedly had various references to Nazi and other right-wing imagery. With that in mind, it's probably not yet time for him to return to the public space after undergoing a significant change of heart and attitude.

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Kanye West's New 'Do

Regardless, that's not going to slow the Chicago rapper and designer down, or at least that's what recent reports indicate. Given that he recently filed a trademark for "YZY Sock Shoes," many believe that he's breaking into the fashion space again instead of the musical realm. Despite those findings, it's unclear whether it will actually result in a sold product or if it's just another one of his ephemeral ideas. Only time will tell, although maybe he wants to stay low-key and reach more niche and blindly supportive audiences with his work. Another important component is Adidas' decision to sell its Yeezy stock, an agreement that, if successful, would net Kanye West a lot of money.

Meanwhile, other roadblocks exist on the 45-year-old's path that seem far more serious than his fashion endeavors. One of those is his chaotic presidential campaign, which might involve secret funds from conservative Marjorie Taylor Greene's campaign and that's gone through a lot of staff changes. His Donda Academy is also in dire straits as teachers, parents, and the wider public seek another way forward. We'll see how important that cross is to his public image in the future. For more news and the latest updates on Kanye West, come back to HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.