Lil Yachty is launching his own nail polish line for men after a male student was suspended from school for wearing polish.
TMZ caught up with Yachty at LAX Airport, where he was asked to comment on the 17-year-old student who was suspended for wearing nail polish to class at Clyde High School in West Texas (see video below).
Yachty, who was wearing Christmas-themed nail polish, praised men who gussied themselves up in makeup, nail polish and other feminine decorations.
“Why do we still have barriers?” he asked TMZ. “If somebody wants to express themselves and it’s not harming anyone or bringing anybody down they should be allowed to do so. I don’t really see the purpose.”
The effeminate rapper shared details about his own line of polish for men: “I’ve been in development working on my own nail paints, it’s called Cree.”
He added: “It’s essentially unisex, but I want it to be more focused on men to use it and be comfortable.”
Yachty has a message for rappers who object to males wearing nail polish and other feminine adornments: “Bruh, it’s 2020. It’s ’bout to be 2021. What are the barriers?”
Yachty gets his mani’s and pedi’s done by an Atlanta nail tech who goes by the Twitter handle @SpalshyStackss.
Yachty isn’t the only gender neutral rapper who rocks polish. Playboi Carti and A$AP Rocky also wear nail polish and cosmetics.