Young Thug was recently interviewed by GQ and had quite a bit to say, although it didn’t make a whole lot of sense.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) February 4, 2015
The article refers to Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, as a “weirdo” and goes on to explain that Young Thug’s “first hit was called ‘Stoner’ for a reason.”
When GQ asked Young Thug if he was going to rap forever, his response left many scratching their heads.
He stated, “I don’t want to rap forever. But I want to be rich forever… I don’t want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do that. I’m pretty sure Jay Z don’t wanna rap right now.”
As Hip Hollywood pointed out, just one of the reasons Young Thug’s statement doesn’t make sense is because “Jay Z just turned 45 in December, not 50.”
But that’s not all Young Thug had to say, especially about Jay.
The 22-year-old Atlanta rapper then expanded on that statement, saying, “If you’re 30, 40 years old, you’re not getting listened to by minors. Like, Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD, just because of my age and because of his age. By the time I turn that old, I ain’t gonna be doing what he’s doing.”
— The Source Magazine (@THESOURCE) February 5, 2015
So minors aren’t listening to Jay or stars like Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, or Pusha T? Because all of those rap stars are in their 30s.
And what’s with talking so much about Jay Z? Young Thug would be lucky to experience the success Jay Z at his age, seeing as how “Hov’s net worth is estimated to be around $560 million.”
And while “your take away might be that he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer” at this point, there’s even more.
When asked what his plans were next, Young Thug responded, “I hope to be like Bill Gates, bro. With all the money in the world. Like Wayne, someday I want one of those kind of careers. Or Michael Jackson.”
Is anyone else asking themselves what career those three all had in common? If he’s talking about making money, Jackson is not “the ideal person Thug should be trying to mimic as far as dollars,” seeing as how Jackson’s financial troubles have been well documented over the years.
So what exactly was Young Thug trying to get across in this interview? I think GQ said it best when they stated, “Young Thug: What Drugs Sound Like.”
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