Young Thug: "I like everything people say about me."
In the States, it's hard to get a word out of Young Thug in an interview, but he has been much more revealing to the press while in Europe, giving highly entertaining interviews to Tim Westwood as well as the French online magazine Clique. Thugger is now the subject of an editorial profile in The Guardian, and it, too, features some memorable quotes from the unique Atlanta slime.
The interview doesn't touch on Birdman, Lil Wayne, or Thugger's affiliation with either of them, as Thug's publicist disallowed the interviewer from breaching those topics -- take from that what you will. Instead, Thug discusses how his career has changed since the raw bedroom recordings of I Came From Nothing to his recent playful feature on the indie dance anthem, "Good Times," by U.K. producer Jamie xx.
"I mean, we still do it the same way, but it's less gangster, you know what I'm saying? More white motherfuckers and important motherfuckers. There's less gangsters, less drugs. I have a girlfriend now, so no girls. I think all of those things make me more of an artist, though. If I didn't have a girlfriend, I'd have 10 girls at the studio and they would make me not rap. I'd be chilling and getting stoned."
He also spoke on the widespread hate, mostly via angry commenters on social media, he's received for his experimental approach to both fashion and music. As he's clarified before, it doesn't bother him -- the opposite, even:
"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."
As for why he's so beloved in Europe: "Because you're from Atlanta, Georgia, and you're dressed like a fucking European. Of course," said Thug.
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