NBA YoungBoy took on a different look while starring in his “Black Ball” video, which is currently trending at No. 2 on YouTube and has compiled over two million views since its December 6 release.
One part that caught fans’ eyes was the Baton Rouge native rocking black lipstick and dark makeup around his eyes for most of the clip, which looks to be shot in his Utah home, where he’s currently staying on house arrest with some family. YoungBoy also has the words “Rock” and “Peace” written out across his cheeks.
Looking for answers, Akademiks asked NBA YoungBoy about the inspiration behind wearing the makeup in a Clubhouse room earlier this week.
“I like painting my face, putting makeup on,” he said. “I like to look in the mirror and see everything black. Like my eyes and shit. That’s one hundred percent real! That’s me being myself. I feel comfortable that way. That’s some shit from MAC [Cosmetics] I made my engineer go buy. It give me like the goth feeling, like rockstars.”
YoungBoy looks to be experimenting with different looks while under the restrictions of house arrest. With such a rabid fan base, don’t be surprised to see more teenagers rocking make-up or making trips to send the MAC Cosmetics stock through the roof.
YB is far from the first rhymer to give makeup a try. In the past, Hip Hop has seen experimentation with looks from the likes of Lil Nas X, Kid Cudi, Vic Mensa, Aminé and, of course, the Insane Clown Posse.
Watch NBA YoungBoy’s “Black Ball” video below.