Renowned hair guru and Bad Boys star Jonathan Wright linked up with host Thembi for the latest installment of The Shade Room‘s Keep It 100! series, where stars spill tea while trying to put together a fire ‘fit for $100 (or less)!
While cuttin’ up and surfin’ the clothing racks at MOIST on Melrose Ave., Jonathan dished on some top-tier actors who have inspired him and how he does his best to stay out of difficult client situations.
He Aspires To Play Madea’s “Long-Lost Son” In A Tyler Perry Film
While shopping, Jonathan reflected on how he started doing hair after stepping in to help out a fashion client ahead of the BET Awards.
However, Jonathan Wright didn’t always have his sights set on being one of the BADDEST hair stylists in the game. In fact, he spoke on how some high-profile Black actors inspired him to consider following in their footsteps.
“I wanted to be kind of like an actor. Like, Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry inspired me. I always wanted to be in one of the Madea films.”
Aside from Tyler Perry, Wright was sure also to give Martin Lawrence and Jamie Foxx a shoutout. However, he was dead set on wanting a role in a Madea production, and he had the perfect premise for his character!
“Tyler, I’m telling you — I’m Madea’s long-lost son. From when she was stripping back in the day, I’m the one that she had.”
Wright Talks Which Pop Star’s Hair He’d Love To Style
Being a hair connoisseur, Jonathan spoke about whose hair he’d style! When Thembi threw Britney Spears in the mix, he agreed with enthusiasm!
“Oh, I really do want to do Britney Spears. Her personality and her personality and my personality…,” Jonathan said, interlocking his hands.
And after the hair slay, Jonathan playfully said he wants to dance battle the pop star.
Jonathan Wright Speaks On Cutting Ties With Kelsey Harris & Ridin’ With Megan Thee Stallion
Aside from speaking on some of his aspirations, Jonathan Wright acknowledged how he has to navigate disagreements between many clients.
He believes that this approach is one of the reasons why his “career is where it’s at.”
“I’m so much [more] focused on leveling up myself [and] advancing my career. And that’s why my career is where it’s at.”
After being cool with Kelsey Harris and Megan Thee Stallion following the Tory Lanez assault, Wright discontinued his ties with Harris after her court testimony.
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“I was being cool with the situation because I know both of them. Because I know the type of person that Kelsey is — she’s a cool person. But after the court stuff and all that, I cut ties with her. Because of the simple fact… girl, don’t go on that bench and do that. Like, keep it all the way real.”
After acknowledging that he’s ridin’ with Megan, Jonathan said he and Kelsey are “not cool” because he doesn’t “have respect for one of the situations on the bench.”
“We not cool. [But] Megan my girl.”
Peep the full episode of Keep It 100! featuring Jonathan Wright down below.