Having a four-month-old daughter isn’t about to make Black Ink Crew star Puma change his laid-back attitude. When I met him recently, I asked him to describe himself and he told me “Hippie rock star life, man. I’m the cool hippie.” Puma is a relative newcomer to being a TV star, and that combined with his cool hippie attitude means nothing has gone to his head, he’s just happy to be here and he’s enjoying every second of his new fame. “It’s awesome!” he says when I ask how life has changed for him since the show debuted. “People just notice me for my hair and they’re like, oh my God, it’s Puma!” He has one complaint about fame, though. “I can’t order in Burger King anymore.” Can someone please get this guy a Whopper?
Below the jump, check out a few more shots of Puma and tune in to Black Ink Crew on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT to see even more of him.
[Photos: Lauren Weissler for VH1]