Yesha Callahan

Buzzfeed Hilariously Tries to ‘Explain’ Eyebrow ‘Slits’

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Remember Big Daddy Kane and those sexy ass cuts in his eyebrows? Well, your aunties back in the day probably thought they were. And then there was Jay Z and his infamous verse, ‘three cuts in your eyebrows, tryin to wild out’. Well apparently cuts are making a come back.

In an Buzzfeed article a fashion writer renamed them, and is now referring to them as ‘slits’.

This writer credited hip-hop, but said Soulja Boy made them famous?

Wait. What?

In a post for The Root, Yesha Callahan hilariously set Buzzfeed straight. And offered a lesson about ‘cuts’, by mentioning the fact that both Big Daddy Kane and Jay Z came well before Soulja Boy:

But for the love of everything that is hip-hop culture, do not call them slits.

Calling something that is older than Soulja Boy “slits” is a microaggression and an attempt to rename a cultural legacy that is older than Soulja Boy and all of these newbies doing it.

These are cuts. These are shaved brows. Not slits.

Stop the Columbusing. Thank you.

Oh, and a word of advice to those cutting up their eyebrows: You better pray they grow back in.

Look at these people:

Just stop. Please. Somewhere Big Daddy Kane is looking at all of this and shaking his head.

  1. August 25, 2015 - Reply

    I alway felt that eyebrow cuts were a very masculine thing. I’ve only ever seen men rock them because eyebrows are an integral piece to a makeup look. Eyebrows either make or break you.

    • August 25, 2015 - Reply


      I think so, too. Back in the day, I had a friend cut hers once and everyone was like “That’s for dudes”. I think cuts harden the face, too.

      • August 25, 2015 - Reply


        They do harden the face and if that’s the look you’re going for, fine. For example, the first girl with them, looks a bit awkward and it’s not doing much for her but the second girl is pulling it off a little better because I imagine the rest of her look is sort “hard” and “edgy”.

        To each their own.

        • August 25, 2015 - Reply


          I agree, if that’s what the aim is.

  2. August 25, 2015 - Reply

    To each its own. Eyebrow slits aren’t my thing.

  3. August 25, 2015 - Reply

    Why is it that I KNOW I’ve got to be at least 10 years older than Big Daddy Kane in that pic, but he STILL looks older than me? *LOL*
    Why is it that people who are older than you still look older than you in younger pictures?

  4. August 25, 2015 - Reply

    “Remember Big Daddy Kane and those sexy ass cuts in his eyebrows.”… No, Clutch, I don’t. I can, however, recollect wondering why Big Daddy Kane and several impressionable young boys in the 90s were all suffering from the same patchy skin disease .

  5. August 26, 2015 - Reply

    (1) aunties?! I was in junior high when this was hot. OK, I’m auntie age.
    (2) mostly dudes did this.

  6. August 26, 2015 - Reply

    I have a cut in my eyebrow that is actually from a childhood scar and people always asked me growing up why my parents let me cut my brow lol

  7. September 2, 2015 - Reply

    Am I the ONLY one who’s tired of whites conducting OBSESSIVE and pathological levels of surveillance on Black people in lieu of them just growing up, being accountable, and atoning, apologizing, and compensating Black people for their CONTINUOUS crimes against humanity so we can ALL move on with our fucking lives? Seriously. Tired of it.

  8. September 2, 2015 - Reply

    I had mine in the 80’s with my flatop and designs in the back…..And as the only girl in my senior class because I saw it in Essence…..I would never think it would make a comeback…..Ain’t mad though…..whatever make the kids feel like an individual,I guess…..But Soulja Boy???Fire your dealer,Buzzfeed….

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