The woman known as the ‘Gorilla Glue girl’ released a rap song 9 months after going viral for gluing her hair to her head

Tessica Brown
Tessica Brown, the woman who went viral for spraying Gorilla Glue adhesive into her hair, has released a rap song, ‘Ma Hair,’ about the experience 9 months later. Screenshot/TikTok – @im_d_ollady
  • Tessica Brown, known online as the “Gorilla Glue girl,” released a rap song on Friday.
  • On “Ma Hair,” Brown raps about how she made a TikTok and flew to Los Angeles to fix her hair.
  • Brown’s agent reportedly told TMZ that she wanted Nicki Minaj to hop on the song.

The woman who went viral for using Gorilla Glue in her hair has released a rap song about the experience nine months later. 

Tessica Brown’s “Ma Hair,” self-released on music streaming services on Friday, has almost 30,000 views on YouTube. The song features Brown recounting how her hair became stuck for over a month after she used the brand Gorilla Glue’s spray-on adhesive to fasten her hair instead of her regular hairspray. 

“My hair, it don’t move, it don’t move, my hair,” she raps over a punchy trap beat with cheering sound effects ringing out in the background.

Brown originally took to TikTok to discuss her hair ailments in early February, posting a video about the incident that has amassed over 51 million views and 8 million likes. In the video, she said her hair had been pinned in the same style for around a month, and not by choice.

She told Vox in an interview at the time that she was running out the door and thought she could use the Gorilla Glue product as a makeshift spray and then wash everything out when she got home later. 

@im_d_ollady Stiff where????? Ma hair ????????

♬ original sound – Tessica Brown

After the first clip, Brown continued to document the saga on social media, posting several follow-up TikToks that garnered over 10 million views each where she said her hair was still stuck. 

Brown became known online as “Gorilla Glue girl,” spawning memes and attracting viewers who followed her journey closely. She has over 1.4 million followers and 16.5 million likes on her TikTok page @im_d_ollady. She is also popular on Instagram with over 625,000 followers under the same handle.

Brown has posted several TikToks in recent days that show her dancing to “Ma Hair.” The first video, uploaded Friday, has over 2.9 million views.

@im_d_ollady Ok y’all #MaHair is out NOW on all music platforms! Let’s see your best #mahairdancechallenge & tag me in it! Produced by @Phil Valley ♬ Ma Hair – Tessica Brown

In the song, Brown raps about how her glued hair wouldn’t move despite washing it many times and how she posted on TikTok in search of advice. She also recalls traveling to Los Angeles to visit the plastic surgeon Michael K. Obeng, whom she said fixed her hair for free.

The hair procedure reportedly lasted for 4 hours, according to TMZ, which shared videos taken at the scene in February. She was put under partial anesthesia during the operation, Vox reported.

“I swear that I will never touch Gorilla Glue again,” Brown raps at the end of the song. 

Brown’s manager, Gina Rodriguez, reportedly told TMZ that “Ma Hair” was the first time the social media star had ever rapped and that she wrote the song herself. Brown recorded the song in Hollywood in October and was assisted by the music producer Phil Valley, Rodriguez said, according to TMZ. 

Rodriguez is an executive producer at Gitoni Productions, an entertainment company that represents other internet stars like Nathan Apodaca, the TikToker who went viral last year for skateboarding and drinking cranberry juice while lipsyncing to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

Rodriguez reportedly told TMZ that Brown tried to get Nicki Minaj to collaborate on the track, but that the musician never responded to their request. Brown wanted Minaj on the song because Minaj had referenced the woman in her May release “Fractions,” rapping, “Head game slicker than little miss Gorilla Glue,” Rodriguez reportedly told TMZ.

Brown and Rodriguez did not respond to requests for comment.