Yesterday the black interwebs errupted at the sight of the purple on, Price, with a low cut afro. It seems like the legendary musician has traded in his signature straightened look for something a little more ethnic.

In an appearance on The View, Prince debuted his new look, talked about his upcoming concerts in Chicago to benefit Van Jones’ organization ‘Rebuild the Dream’, and talked about his upcoming album, which channels a ’70s vibe. Despite speaking to the ladies on various topics, it was Prince’s hair that got the most buzz.

Questlove of the Roots tweeted, “Whoa!!! is Prince rockin’ a baby fro on The View??!!” capturing what many were thinking.

While the natural hair movement has been spreading for black women, we rarely think of men “going natural” as well.

Between closely cropped haircuts, dreads, braids, and ‘fros, men have seemed to sidestep the hair debates all together. But with Prince’s latest look, we are reminded that how some men choose to wear their hair can be just as noteworthy as women.

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  • christinagraham

    lol man prince had a fro in the 70’s. lol at the big chop comment. i thought it was an old picture

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  • Phillyteri

    Prince’s first album I believe he wore a big fluffy afro…It was my freshman year in college (he’s 1 1/2years older than me). I thought he was cute then, great music…I love his ‘fro it was time for a change…LOL

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    • Nic

      I think the people writing this stuff are like 12, so they don’t think the world existed before the year 2000. They regularly and lazily erase everything that happened in the past and think they are discovering EVERYTHING for the first time. Natural hair, black pride, etc.

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  • Malik Hemmans

    Cant wait for his next album to come out

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  • fancypants

    Questlove watches The View?

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    • http://www.facebook.com/marjorie.michel3 Marjorie Michel

      I think Jimmy Fallon is in the same studio – & he’s a DIE hard fan.

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  • Anthony

    I am in awe of Prince as a musician, but he looks kind of dorky with the afro to me. I guess after thirty years of perms, his naturally hair is a real eye opener.

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