Yee Yee Ass Haircut Explained: Franklin Lincoln Should’ve Known Better

If you are into memes, you’ve probably come across yee yee ass haircut meme. And if you are clueless as to what it exactly is, it must have arisen your curiosity a lot.

Is it really a haircut, or does it stand for something else? Well, we did some digging, and there is a lot that we found out about the phrase. One of the impressive aspects of this meme is that it is not limited to looks, but you can use it to improve other aspects of your life.

Keep on reading to see what we found out.

The Origins of the ‘Yee Yee Ass Haircut’ Phrase

Depiction of Franklin Clinton from GTA V with words "Yee Yee Ass Haircut Explained"

The phrase yee-yee ass haircut can be traced to a video game Grand Theft Auto scene, which was released in September 2013. In the scene, two characters, Franklin and Lamar, had an exchange where Lamar roasted Franklin in a rather gangster manner.

Part of the roasting goes as follows: “Maybe if you got rid of that old yee-yee ass haircut you got, you’d get some bit***s on your d**k.

In simple terms, he implied that Franklin‘s haircut was so bad that no sane woman would want anything to do with him and that his chances of getting laid were nil.

When the Video Games Source, GTA V YouTube channel, uploaded the clip, it took close to six years for it to acquire 37,000 views. This shows that the scene wasn’t that popular around that period.

The Present

However, in 2020, the scene became popular once again courtesy of ‘X roasts Franklin’ videos. Here, Lamar’s figure is replaced with different fictional characters and, at times, with real-world personalities.

Some of the most recognizable figures used in the videos include Barrack Obama, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Vladimir Putin. Of late, dubbing has been used for further video effects with voices of numeorus fictional characters being used.

In 2021, the meme had a resurgence due to Lamar and Franklin’s original GTA V voice actors recreating the scene. As a result, a flurry of ‘yee yee ass haircut’ memes flooded many platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.

An Analysis of the Roasting Scene

The first thing about this exchange is that it is pretty funny. First, Franklin doesn’t get a chance to respond due to the speed at which Lamar is talking. Then, the way he presented the phrase yee yee is hilarious in that he is demeaning Franklin politely.

By making fun of Franklin’s hair, Lamar ridicules his identity as the hair is the first thing you see when you look at a person.

And by degrading his female partner, he was suggested that Franklin was not good at maintaining his romantic relationships. When Lamar mentions respectable careers such as brain surgeon and lawyer, it could point to Franklin’s lack of formal education and success in his businesses.

The Different Definitions of Yee Yee Ass Haircut

After closely looking at the hilarious roast scene from different angles, we concluded that a yee yee ass haircut doesn’t have to be just that. Depending on the context, the phrase could mean a lot of things, and we shall point them out.

I) Based on the encounter between Lamar and Franklin, yee yee ass haircut refers to something that you need to do away with if you want to get laid. It could be a bad habit, weird behavior, or poor dress code which is repelling women.

II) Then, it could also mean that something has a terrible appearance or is simply not capable of being attractive.

III) Yee yee could also be referring to someone exhibiting racist behavior.

IV) The phrase is also common with country folk and hunters who seem to utter it whenever anything happens.

V) Lastly, the term could also mean a very unpleasant hairdo that would make you look comical and drive away all women.

Avoiding the Yee Yee Ass Haircut

Upclose photo of Franklin Clinton's yee yee hair cut as depicted in GTA V

From what we have gathered, there is nothing attractive about yee yee ass haircut, and you should do your best to avoid it. Luckily, there are simple ways that you can get out of this ‘curse’ if you feel like you are too far in it.

They are as follows:

  • Groom yourself regularly and adequately. There is nothing that attracts women than a man who can take good care of himself to spot a clean look all the time. They often interpret it to mean that the guy can take care of them too
  • Get a good job. If Franklin had a good job, there is no way his girlfriend would be sleeping around with the surgeon or lawyer. At the minimum, at least have a college degree to keep your insecurities low around your peers
  • Get a good haircut. Since this is the genesis of the roasting, your haircut should go hand in hand with your face shape. This way, you won’t end up with an awkward look that everyone wants to run away from

The good thing is that there are numerous affordable barbershops that can deliver the cut you are looking for

Closing Remarks

By now, yee yee ass haircut should not be a mystery to you as we have highlighted its origin and the reason behind its resurgence in popularity after so many years. As an intelligent individual, you shouldn’t just laugh at the meme whenever you come across it.

Instead, you can pick vital lessons from it, which may make your life more enjoyable and fulfilling. This is especially so if you are not that lucky when it comes to landing good women or maintaining intimate relationships.

So, next time you see the meme, laugh and learn.

James Kerry

Hi, my name is James Kerry. My friends call me Hairy Jimbo. I'm a research assistant with an interest in hair-related topics. Facebook