Wow! Kylie Jenner might have just found herself another powerful supporter when it comes to defending her cornrows. Miley Cyrus was spotted hanging at a gas station in LA sporting the look — out of solidarity?
Miley Cyrus, 22, stopped by a gas station in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, July 14 to grab some snacks, and there was something noticeably different about her look. Miley was wearing her hair in cornrows! You may recall that on Sunday, July 12, Kylie Jenner, 17, wore the look and found herself embroiled in controversy. Did Miley style her hair to support Kylie?
When Miley stepped out in Hollywood on July 14, it wasn’t her Rolling Stones sweater or makeup-free face that people were talking about. It was the fact that her blonde hair was now done up in tight cornrows — a departure from her usual loose and free style. So what’s with the drastic change? Is this another case of just being Miley? Or is she making a statement about supporting Kylie in her fight with Amandla Stenberg, 16, who called out the younger Jenner sister for “appropriating black culture”?
Kylie’s got some serious allies on her side in her row with Amandla. Besides Miley, Justin Bieber and Andy Cohen have both defended Kylie, slamming Amandla for her remarks. On the July 13 episode of WWHL, Andy called Amandla the “jackhole of the day,” and asked guests Laverne Cox and Andre Leon Talley what they thought: they both approved of Kylie’s ‘do.
As for Justin…someone got a little angry. He commented on Kylie’s Instagram post and let Amandla, and any other haters, know whose side he was taking: “Guys leave her alone, were all trying to figure it out and she happens to be under a microscope! I’m the first to know this. But saying she’s being racist because she wants her hair in braids is ridiculous. lets focus on the bigger picture and instead of fighting over something stupid lets do something about equality, but it doesn’t start here blasting a 17 year old kid for wearing braids smh.”
So will Miley come forward with a statement of her own? Or are her cornrows a silent show of solidarity? With Kylie being so horrified about Amandla’s remarks, she certainly needs a shoulder to lean on. HollywoodLifers, do you think Miley wore cornrows to support Kylie? Tell us in the comments and take our poll!
— Samantha Wilson