Young Thug Relishes The Gossip: ‘I Like What People Say About Me’

Young Thug is no stranger to gossip, rumors, and a general buzz of inquiry surrounding him, his style, his actions, his social media accounts, and his music. He likes it that way. The Inquisitr has reported on various scandals involving Young Thug, including serious trouble with the law. He has been named in an indictment for alleged plans to kill fellow rapper Lil Wayne when Lil Wayne’s tour bus was shot at last April. There were no injuries, but Birdman and Young Thug have both been named in the indictment, and both deny any wrong-doing.

Young Thug also faces charges for an incident at an Atlanta mall, near where the Atlanta-based rapper hails from, in which he and his entourage was asked to leave the mall premises, and Young Thug refused, allegedly threatening to shoot the mall security officer with a gun. Police were summoned, and although the rapper had vanished by the time they got there, they obtained a warrant to search his Atlanta home, where they confiscated drugs and drug paraphernalia, and he was charged with multiple felonies.

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Despite this, Young Thug was permitted to leave the country while he has been on tour, and has been giving many interviews to reporters and news outlets across Europe. Set to play in London tonight, the thug rapper has many curious ways that seem to only add to his popularity — his gender-bending style of dress, in which he has proclaimed “90 percent of my closet is womens’ clothing” and he supports this statement by wearing ultra-femme outfits that include tutus. Don’t be mistaken about his thug-life persona, though: it’s rumored to be quite real, and according to The Guardian, he doesn’t even attempt to hide his association with gangs, affiliating himself with some of the most notorious gangs in the nation that allegedly engage in illegal activities. He says he likes the way he is perceived, and he includes it in his music.

“As a matter of fact, I’m one of the biggest Bloods in fucking America…I’m a f***in’ stunna, a** big, Hummer…I’m an Earthling in disguise.”

Thug claims he is neither gay nor straight, but believes he is beautiful. He also appears to not let anything bother him, and is simultaneously touring, getting arrested, and getting married, according to an interview he gave The Guardian.

“Whatever I think of, that’s what I do. I wake up and think, ‘I want to buy a car’, I buy a car. I wake up and be like, ‘I just want to lay in bed with my girl’, I do that. I wake up and want to rap, I rap. So whatever I think of. But really, I be on the money. We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game. You know what I’m saying?”

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He’s likely on to something, as with each new outlandish video or appearance, as reported by Hot New Hip Hop, it only seems to bring him more fame. His fiance, a female, tours with him, as does his sister, who is his stage manager, and money does not seem to be an issue. However, he may need a lot of money for the ensuing legal problems he faces in the United States. Thug says he was never one to really tour, but the changing catalyst was the “bankroll,” meaning that touring brought him far more money that music production alone. Europe especially seems to enjoy him, and he enjoys Europe, he says.

“I like everything that people say. No matter what they say. You gay, you a punk. You got a nice girlfriend, you’re ugly, you can’t rap, you’re the hardest. Because you’re from Atlanta, Georgia, and you’re dressed like a f***ing European. Of course.”

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