He Convinced His Manager Al Sharpton To Straighten His Hair

In Chris Rock’s Good Hair documentary, Sharpton describes Brown as the father he never had, and recalls a story of how Brown made him get a perm while they were petitioning for Martin Luther King’s birthday to become a Federal holiday in 1982. Before they met with President Reagan, Brown told Sharpton, “When we get to the White House, I want you to look like me. Because when people see you I want them to see me.” Sharpton doused his dome in that creamy crack and never turned back.