Young Thug is presently one of the most controversial rappers in the industry. Young Thug first gained international recognition in 2014 following the release of his two singles “Lifestyle” and “About the Money”, which were big hits, with the former peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Young Thug’s current controversies mainly stem from his off-screen antics and misdemeanors, but lately, a series of serious allegations have been levelled against him. Just last month, he was arrested for threatening to shoot a mall security guard, which occurred after being asked to leave the vicinity.
According to TMZ, “[I]t’s unclear why. The guards were escorting the rapper out of the mall when he allegedly said he was going to shoot one of them in the face. The real cops were called in following the incident, but by the time they arrived he had already left. He was later on tracked down and taken to Dekalb County Jail”.
Young Thug was also named in an indictment alleging that he and Bryan Williams, popularly known as Birdman, were involved in a plot to assassinate Lil Wayne. This was following a shooting incident in April where shots were fired at Weezy’s tour bus.
According to WSB TV, the conspiracy was after a fallout between Lil Wayne on one side, and Birdman and Young Thug on the other. Birdman’s feud with Lil Wayne was caused by the latter’s attempt to leave the Cash Money music label owned by Baby and filing a $51 million compensation lawsuit earlier in the year against the stable. However, Young Thug’s problem was that he was unable to name his album Tha Carter 6, instead using the title Tha Barter 6 to avoid a copyright lawsuit from Lil Wayne, who is known for his Tha Carter music series.
Away from his feuds and altercations with the authorities, Young Thug is rumored to have recently broken up with his girlfriend, Jerrika Karlae. This is after she posted a photo of his legs on Instagram and captioning it as follows, according to a previous report by the Inquisitr.
“So sad that you can be loyal to a person, you can give them your all, defend them, understand them, love them, etc., and they can’t give it back in return. Some people are so broken that they are unable to be loved. #SINGLE.”
And a few days later, Young Thug posted a message on his Twitter account.
“CANT LEAVE U ALONE THAT EASY WE WERE INLOVE BRO!!!”
This has created speculation that Jerrika left him because she found out that he was gay, but Young Thug has yet to clarify any of these allegations.
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