Is It Just Me, or Is Teyana Taylor's Billboard Hairstyle a Nod to TLC's "No Scrubs"?

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 15: Teyana Taylor attends the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 15: Teyana Taylor attends the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Teyanna Taylor's hairstyle was the talk of last night's Billboard Music Awards. The singer and director stunned at the show's red carpet wearing a sultry red lip and green chrome nails, but it was her nostalgic hairstyle that stole our attention.

Taylor's hairstyle featured long braids that were accentuated by silver jeweled accessories and her hair was pulled into four asymmetrical buns on each side of her head. If the hairstyle felt familiar, it was likely because it looked a lot like Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes's hairstyle in the famous "No Scrubs" video. In Lopes' video, she wore the hairstyle with three ponytails toward the front of her head and kept the hairstyle free of jewelry but it has become a popular nod to the '90s and recreated countless times by fans and fellow artists alike.

Though neither Taylor nor her hairstylist has explicitly stated that Lopes's hairstyle was the inspiration behind her Billboards look, Taylor has demonstrated her love for '90s style and music before (take her "Undercover" music video for example,) so it makes sense that the star would continue to pay homage to the superstars of that era. Take a closer look at Lopes's original hairstyle below and see if you can spot the similarities.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 15:  Teyana Taylor attends the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 15: Teyana Taylor attends the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)

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