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After A Two-Week Debate About Whether Beyoncé's Hair Was A Weave Or Not, We Have The Answer

Inches, dahling. Incheeeeeeesssssss!

So ever since the Queen Bey presented Colin Kaepernick with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year awards last week, the internet has been debating if this is in fact her natural hair.

Instagram: @nealfarinah

Why, you ask? Because Neal Farinah, Bey's legendary hairstylist, posted this video from the night with the caption "LOVE MY JOB. THIS IS HOW U SLAY YOUR NATURAL CURLY HAIR."

Instagram: @nealfarinah

People immediately formed their own opinions, with some claiming that it was her natural hair blended with a few "additives."

@nealfarinah / Via Instagram: @nealfarinah

This fan, who first professed her love for both Neal and Bey, wrote, "I know [pieces] when I see [them], and I know her hair is not that big so please don't do that."


The Beyhive, however, was NOT here for the doubt, pulling throwback receipts to support Farinah's claims. "She's always [had] long thick hair," one Instagram user wrote.

This one came for the haters, saying that they were just mad that Bey actually has hair.

@nealfarinah / Via Instagram: @nealfarinah

After all the debate, Farinah took to his Instagram again this week to talk about black women and their hair choices. Some people took it as a clapback to naysayers claiming his celeb client's recent 'do wasn't her natural hair.

"Sometimes women make choices, and black women are not the only ones who wear wigs and weaves and pieces. Remember that!" he says in the video. "And underneath wigs and weaves? Black women have some of the most beautiful, curly hair. It’s a choice women make, and that’s the choice a black woman chooses, to wear wigs or weaves. If she wants to, ain’t nothing wrong with it. So the myth about black women not having hair — y'all think again, because they have some of the most beautiful textured hair. Recognize."

Ms. Tina, as the 'gram affectionately calls her, just posted the ULTIMATE receipt, tho: a pic of her iconic daughter's all-natural and HELLA long ponytail. "INCHES!!!!" she wrote in the caption. "So happy my baby’s hair grew back !! She is going to get me 😩."

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