When you want to see someone win, you will always try to give them the benefit of the doubt.

That is what some Demi Lovato fans gave her when a cultural appropriation controversy broke out over her hair in the music video for Cheat Codes' "No Promises."

Lovato's hair was styled in twists that many viewers immediately identified as locs, also called dreadlocks. This is troubling for several reasons.

First, this style has religious significance to members of the Rastafari religious movement. And second, locs have a lot of historical and cultural significance within the African American community. Because Demi belongs to neither of these groups, many people claimed she was engaging in cultural appropriation — taking meaningful elements of another culture, and stripping it of its intended meaning.

While some fans were seriously confused and called Lovato out for the choice on Twitter...

Others weren't exactly convinced that she was actually wearing locs in the video.

It was all seriously confusing, but one person pointed out that Lovato's hairstylist would be the one with the answer, and he definitely made his intention clear on Instagram.

Celebrity hairstylist Anh Co Tran was the person behind Lovato's controversial style.

And he confirmed the look he was going for by including the hashtag #dreadlocks in the caption of a clip of the video he shared on Instagram.

While we consider the mystery solved, so many questions still remain.

Mainly, why would anyone participate in anything that could be construed as cultural appropriation in 2017?