Written by: Khalif Thompson
Recently, Playboi Carti has gotten a lot of attention. Not primarily for his music, but for his distinctive style. Last week, the "Sky" rapper drew news when he posted a caption-less photo of himself in unnerving, Joker-esque makeup ahead of his performance at Kanye West's Donda 2 listening event in Miami.
On Monday (February 28), the Atlanta songwriter returned to Instagram with a new batch of photos showcasing his new style. Carti is wearing heavy makeup around his eyes and vivid red lipstick this time. In addition, he's dressed in a fuzzy black jacket, combat boots, and baggy pants.
He's also seen sporting a fishnet tank top underneath his huge coat in other photos in the carousel. Fans weighed in on Carti's new style in the comments section, with some speculating that his gothic new swag may be part of an album launch.
Others gave rather criticizing comments, as one fan commented “Carti what u on bruh”, while another said “he definitely got something coming up if he posting this much.”
In 2021, Playboi Carti released his much-anticipated album Whole Lotta Red. Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Future all had contributions on the album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
The most recent rapper to use a lot of makeup is Playboi Carti. When NBA YoungBoy revealed to DJ Akademiks in an interview that he too enjoys wearing makeup, which he completely embraced in his "Black Ball" music video, he enraged his fans.
It seems expression of one’s self in other mediums other than music has been the trend lately with our favorite artists.
Comment what you think on this! In the meantime check out these iconic Instagram photos of Playboi Carti below!