American Rapper Xzibit has emerged looking very different in a new video shared on TikTok.
The 49-year-old looked a far cry from the artist who dominated the charts in the late ’90s and early noughties with this larger-than-life persona and signature cornrows.
In the clip, Xzibit – real name Alvin Joiner – wore a casual grey sweater and trackies ensemble, and gone were his braided locks in favour of a shaved head.
The footage showed Xzibit attending his first ever appointment with renowned Orange County-based chiropractor Dr. Alex VanDerschelden, who shared snippets of the session on social media.
“Cracked the ‘King Maker’ himself @xzibit,” read the caption by Dr. Alex, who has worked on the likes of actor Adam Devine, boxer Floyd Mayweather and Instagram model Blac Chyna.
While making small talk during his appointment, Xzibit revealed that he was working on a new album titled King Maker – his first album since he released Napalm in 2012.
This will be the rapper’s seventh studio album – he achieved success with Restless, which became certified platinum album and included hit songs like X. His 2002 album Man vs. Machine, was also a hit and went gold.
However, Xzibit’s work goes much beyond music. He has starred in a variety of movies including The Breaks in 1999, Tha Eastsidaz in 2000, XXX: State of the Union in 2005 and that same year he also starred in the action thriller Derailed with Aussie actress Melissa George.
Perhaps aside from his music – he has worked with heavyweights including Eminem and Nate Dogg – Xzibit is most recognised for his hosting duties on MTV’s Pimp My Ride, which he hosted from 2004 to 2007.
The program was a massive hit for the network with viewers tuning in to see regular people have their cars restored and upgraded with all the bells and whistles.
The rapper was essentially the face of the show with his music featured in each episode. However, in a recent interview, he said he wasn’t paid enough for his services.
“They didn’t pay me a lot in order to host the show,” Xzibit explained to TMZ last year. “I didn’t own the IP, right? But they did build the show off my back and when they would talk about Pimp My Ride they associated it with me.
“So it was in the contract, what I thought, was iron-clad so that as the show grew and progressed and the money they weren’t paying me for actually being on the program, which is a whole other thing.”
Xzibit claimed MTV edited his music out of the series for its syndicated episodes and DVD’s box-sets, and they alleged removed his face from the show’s main imaging.
“I never thought in a million years that they would go back and be as petty as editing my music out of every episode that went into syndication,” he added.