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What Is the Yee Yee Ass Haircut? | Let Us Explain

What Is the Yee Yee Ass Haircut? | Let Us Explain

You’ve probably seen hundreds of yee yee ass haircut memes, but do you know what they’re all about? It’s time to find out what it really means and what the heck a yee yee ass haircut is. Read on to learn more.

Trending: The Yee Yee Ass Haircut

Memes sometimes explode with popularity when no one expects it. The yee yee ass haircut meme is a great example. It comes from a brief cutscene in the 2013 PlayStation game Grand Theft Auto V between characters Lamar and Franklin.

In the iconic cutscene, Lamar tells Franklin “Maybe if you got rid of that old yee-yee ass haircut you got you’d get some b****es on your d**k.” The idea is that Franklin’s bad haircut – aka his yee yee ass haircut – is so bad that it is literally repelling women.

It’s a pretty hilarious roast on its own, but now the meme has experienced a resurgence in popularity years later. Suddenly, we’re seeing yee yee ass haircut memes trending when the topic seemed to have faded out in the mid-2010s.

That’s thanks to the original voice actors for the scene, Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Lamar) and Shawn Fonteno (Franklin), recreating the scene IRL in early 2021. The memes started pouring in and haven’t really stopped.


As a result, there’s a new generation of spoofs and mods of this popular cutscene. And whether you remember the original cutscene from the video game or not, they’re pretty funny.

Now there are tons of different memes featuring the yee yee ass haircut. Plus, we’ve seen a variety of unexpected characters swapped into Lamar’s incredibly harsh roasting role, like Kermit the Frog, Darth Vader, and Spongebob.

Pro tip: You can easily fall down an internet rabbit hole and waste a perfectly good afternoon watching all the different versions. Not that we’d recommend it. 

What Is a Yee Yee Ass Haircut?

After immersing ourselves in hundreds of different versions of this delightful roast scene, we started wondering what exactly makes a yee yee ass haircut. And we think we’ve finally reached a conclusion.

Urban Dictionary wasn’t much help – user entries are pretty vague. Here’s how some users defined a yee yee ass haircut:

  • Something you should get rid of if you want to get some b’s on your d
  • A haircut notable for the yee-yeeness of its appearance

Others tried to define just what yee yee ass means as an adjective: 

  • Something that looks extremely horrible
  • When something just isn’t attractive or good enough
  • Super white and/or just straight awful

And some took a stab at defining exactly what yee yee means:

  • An exclamation used by hunters, fishers and other country folk when just about anything happens
  • A really really whack haircut
  • Someone who is or acts like a redneck; redneckery (noun) or redneck in nature; emulating redneck culture (adjective)

So from what we can gather, a yee yee ass haircut is an awful haircut (one that is badly cut, an unpopular style, or considered befitting of a country bumpkin) that repels women and makes the wearer look ridiculous.

The idea is that any bad haircut could be considered a yee yee ass cut. In this case, Franklin (the roastee) is wearing a $25 low skin fade haircut from one of the game’s “low-end” barber shops.

Man getting a Yee Yee ass haircut in the barbershop while sitting in a chair

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For reference, haircuts in the game can range in price from free to as much as $450 in the game’s high-end barber shop Bob Mulét. So Franklin’s poor choice in haircut is what leads Lamar to roast him and recommend that he change it up.

How to Avoid the Yee Yee Ass Haircut

If you want to avoid getting a haircut of the yee yee ass variety (don’t we all), always go to a professional and make sure the cut or type of fade suits your face shape. Franklin’s low skin fade doesn’t suit his rounded face shape – he should’ve gone with a mid or high fade to visually lengthen his face.

So next time you see a yee yee ass haircut meme, you’ll know the full backstory behind it. And together we’ll all laugh and laugh at Lamar’s epic roast of Franklin’s fade.

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What Means Yee Yee Haircut?

A yee-yee haircut means a cut that’s ugly, uncool, and out of whack. The phrase originates with a cutscene in Grand Theft Auto V, where the character Lamar makes fun of Franklin for his haircut. The phrase later went on to become a meme to make fun of people’s hairstyles, or by extension, their general appearance or personality.

Who is Tanisha GTA5?

In Grand Theft Auto V, Tanisha Jackson is Franklin Clinton’s ex-girlfriend and high school sweetheart. She appears throughout the game’s story as a minor character, having her largest role in the “Lamar Down” storyline.

Who is Lamar on GTA?

In Grand Theft Auto V, Lamar Davis is the best friend and partner in crime of main character Franklin Clinton. Lamar serves as the game’s secondary protagonist and comic relief, appearing in many of the game’s missions. He also appears in the game GTA Online as a recurring boss.

What is the Mission Where Lamar Roasts Franklin?

The famous cutscene where Lamar roasts Franklin for his “yee-yee ass haircut” occurs in the “Franklin and Lamar” mission of Grand Theft Auto V. This is the first mission in the game, so even people who haven’t played until the end have likely seen it.

What is a Yeye Boy?

In Nigerian pidgin, “yeye” means useless or stupid. In the song “Yeye Boyfriend” by Zlatan, it means a boyfriend that lacks the money to treat his girlfriend right. A yeye boy, then, is a worthless or lousy guy, and someone who has a “yee yee” haircut is considered unattractive because they look silly and have poor style.