January 28, 2014: Young Thug says there's no one he would rather work with than Lil Wayne
Especially in his early years, Young Thug earned many comparisons to Lil Wayne, and he was never shy about citing the rapper as his primary influence. In January of 2014, just after his "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" singles had hit their peak popularity, Thug acknowledged just why he looks to Wayne for inspiration.
"Because he has 10-15 years in the game on top and the fact that he knows he can lean back and retire and he still doesn’t," he told Complex. "I hope Wayne is listening, I want to get in the studio with Wayne more than anybody in the world. I’ll get in the studio with Wayne before Michael Jackson right now so I hope he listening."