I work on an entertainment news show and every morning we meet to line up the night’s episode and talk about our favourite stories of the day. Last week we were all losing it at one of the meetings over Bad Bunny’s wig hat. Fans had been speculating about his hair leading up the release of his new album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, last Friday and he confirmed it on Instagram, sharing a video that including the wig hat that he’s been wearing for the last two months to hide his buzzcut.
Bad Bunny has been revealed to be wearing a wig to hide his new buzz cut. pic.twitter.com/3EnjELP4Uj— Pop Base (@PopBase) October 9, 2023
For artists, as we know, hair is not just hair. Hair is often part of the work, the imagery and the vibe of a song or an album or an era. Bad Bunny’s buzzcut is connected to the early part of his career and his emergence as a trap king and, as we know now, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana does represent a return to trap for Benito. So he didn’t want to give it away too early.
But this is about the wig hat and his commitment to it for almost two months! And the fact that the wig hat made an appearance on Benito’s SNL promo that dropped yesterday!
I love him. I love this. I love so much that a wig hat was part of the album rollout plan. It’s so him: smart but also super goofy and I’m excited to see how that goofy energy will be on SNL this weekend.
Yours in gossip,