Young Thug recently sat down with The New York Times, which can be described as one of the most unconventional interviews to date. Yet, it is probably the best insight we’ve been given into the life of an Atlanta rapper at his prime. Throughout its duration, Thug’s mind seems to be set elsewhere.
As he readies to celebrate his 24th birthday with friends and family, he gets primed by makeup artists who are at his house to record the video for ‘Best Friend’ and then hours later, Thugga can be heard laying down a verse for a new track. There really is no direction to his day. Everything is sporadic and unplanned as the Times describe. However, in the midst of it all, the NYT’s manage to get some insight into certain issues/situations Thug has recently had to deal with and some of the takeaways are:
– On the publics perception of him: “There’s nothing that they think that’s right.”
– On his situation with Lil Wayne: “Both of us grew up the same thing, the same gang man – Y.M.C.M.B., why should (we) feel like we against each other?”
– On his recent arrest in Georgia Mall: “I literally be walking in there with lean, gun in my pants. It’s no cops in there ever. The judge was sympathetic. He said, ‘You spent $10,000 on that day when you threatened him. Why would I not let you go the mall?’ ”
To read more on Young Thug, be sure to check out his feature article over at The New York Times.
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