EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya Explains Her 'Out-of-the-Blue' Mullet for the GRAMMYs: 'I Wanted to Do Something Different'

by Leanne Aguilera 5:20 PM PST, February 15, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya Explains Her 'Out-of-the-Blue' Mullet for the GRAMMYs: 'I Wanted to Do Something Different'

Zendaya owned her unconventional hair choice for the GRAMMYs!

The 19-year-old singer and actress arrived at Monday's 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards with a blonde mullet. Yes, that's right. The Disney Channel starlet's hairdo was business in the front and a party in the back -- and ET has her official explanation why!

"This hair was actually kind of an out-of-the-blue type hair," Zendaya, who is known for making headlines with her hairstyles, shared. "I wanted to do the short blonde, but I wanted to do something different, so I was like, 'Let's do a mullet!"

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She continued, "I'm like, 'Why not?' "I wanted to bring that feel into it. It's kind of like a throwback a little bit."

Zendaya, who has recently been named the new face of CoverGirl cosmetics also revealed a shocking beauty secret: She did her own GRAMMYs makeup! "I know what I like the best, and I'm so picky," she explained. "I'm so overly obsessive about every little thing. I might as well do it myself instead of stress out."

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The CoverGirl ambassador revealed how "amazing" it is to be connected to the cosmetics company. "It's beautiful to be part of a group of people who have redefined what being a cover girl is," the "Something New" singer shared.

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So when can Zendaya's fans expect a new album? "I've been working so hard on music for the past three years," she said. "I was 15 or 16 when my first album came out, and at that age, there's only so much you can speak out. Growing up as a young woman -- coming into my own, finding out more about myself -- I think that is kind of the experiences that I've been able to talk about now with the new music."

Last September, Zendaya made headlines when it was announced she'd be getting her own Barbie doll replicating the infamous hairstyle and outfit she wore to the 2015 Oscars. Press play on the video below to hear more.