Kanye West spends Ksh 51, 000 every day on hair cut


American rapper Kanye West’s low-maintenance haircut is apparently a lot more expensive to maintain than it looks, with the artiste reportedly spending USD500 (Ksh 51, 000) getting his hair cut every single day.

The news broke out after Rihanna’s dad, Ronald Fenty, intimated to Heat magazine about Kanye’s grooming regimen.

Mr Fenty disclosed learning this after he spent a month on tour with his daughter, who on several occasions would be joined on board by the Black Skinhead hit-maker.

“It is crazy — Kanye gets a haircut every day,” he said, adding: “He pays his barber USD 500 (Ksh 51,000) a time. I don’t understand how that much hair gets taken off. Kanye just loves the fresh look.”

Ibn Jasper, the man with the high-pressure job of cutting West’s hair, told the publication he moved to New York from Chicago at the rapper’s request.

Kanye had told him he did not feel comfortable getting other people shave his head.

“Whenever he was wearing (his) orange hat, it meant he had gotten a cut in New York City (NYC),” Ibn laughed.

“He asked me to move to NYC and I told him, ‘When you can pay me what I make in the shop, then I’ll move’.”

Evidently, Kanye had no issue making the payments, as the hairstylist now works full time for Mr. West.

Quite how anyone can justify USD 182,500 (Ksh 18.7 million) annually on a shaved head – three times the amount the average American family made in 2014?

Will it be hard to justify that expense when he runs for Presidency in 2020?

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