Beards have been the go-to fashion accessory for many men this past year, spurred by campaigns such as No Shave November and the amazing beards on shows such as Game of Thrones. More and more men are sporting facial hair than ever before, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
However, Dorsey has taken his love of beards to a whole different level. According to Vanity Fair writer Nick Bolton, who has written a book about Twitter, the CEO sent pieces of his beard to a rapper so she could make him a protective charm.
“Once, a source who worked with him told me Dorsey had sent a rapper his beard shavings to make him an amulet that would protect him from evildoers,” Bilton explained in VF.
The rapper in question is Azealia Banks, who tweeted about this incident back in 2016, writing that Dorsey “sent me his hair in an envelope because I was supposed to make him an amulet for protection. I have 3 Strands of a billionaire’s hair. I should steal his luck.”
Dorsey reportedly promised that he would promote Banks’ mixtape Slay-Z if she 1) promoted his cash transfer app Square and 2) made him a magical charm that would keep him safe from ISIS, which had made a video threat against him.
Banks later wrote that the exchange never happened. He didn’t promote her work, and she didn’t make him the beard hair amulet.
Dorsey has never tweeted about the amulet. But both Banks and a colleague claim that Dorsey was in the market for something that could turn his beard clippings into a protective device that wards off evil. We’re not sure that beards have that power, but if they did you can be certain more men would be growing them. Beards may have the ability to ward off the cold (and the power to woo women), but there’s no scientific evidence that they can stop evil in its tracks.