- Tagovailoa said that if the braids didn’t work out he would have cut off his hair
- He also denied suggestions of emulating former NBA player Allen Iverson
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Tua Tagovailoa debuted a new hair style on Wednesday – but the Miami Dolphins quarterback is not convinced he now looks like Drake.
Tagovailoa shocked reporters when he walked into a press conference with his hair braided in cornrows ahead of Miami’s showdown with the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend.
‘My hair was outrageous, so I thought if I didn’t braid it or if it wasn’t long enough, I would just cut it,’ he said. ‘So I just thought I’d get it braided.’
When asked if he had taken any inspiration from NBA legend Allen Iverson, Tagovailoa continued: ‘No AI, No AI inspiration. But dude’s a baller. Got a lot of respect for him.
‘It was just one of those things where my hair was just wild, and I wanted to see what I could do with it. If I couldn’t do anything, I was gonna chop it off.’
Dolphins star Tua Tagovailoa is not convinced he looks like Drake after braiding his hair, despite pulling out a dance to imitate the rapper and singer
The Canadian artist has made a similar braids style one of his go-to haircuts in recent months
On comparisons with Drake, he then added: ‘But Drake, I don’t know if I look like Drake. Drake?’
After a reporter then asked the QB if he could rap, Tagovailoa briefly sang ‘Kiki’ to mimic one of the rapper’s hit songs before pulling out a little dance.
He then went on to mention that his girlfriend is a fan of the new hairstyle – which was perhaps the most important factor.
Aside from his music, Drake has drawn attention this year for trying out new hairstyles, the most notable of which have been either braids or barrettes.
The Canadian rap phenomenon also surprised fans earlier in the day after releasing the video for his hit song ‘First Person Shooter’ with fellow rap star J Cole.
Drake and Cole also recently announced the dates for their upcoming ‘It’s All a Blur Tour,’ with tickets set to go on sale this Friday. The tour is set to begin in January.