Young Thug might be changing his name.
We have come to expect the unexpected from Young Thug. But few could have predicted a turn of events revealed by 300 Ent. boss Lyor Cohen during his most recent appearance on the Rap Radar podcast: Thugger is changing his name to "No, My Name Is Jeffery."
Thug is dropping his mixtape Jeffery on either August 16 or August 26, depending on who you ask. It appears that it will not merely be a mixtape, but mark a new era for The Artist Formerly Known As Young Thug.
Here's what Cohen had to say: "The reality of the situation is, Young Thug is not going to be 'Young Thug' anymore. His new name is going to be 'No My Name Is Jeffery.' 'No, My Name is Jeffery.' That's his new name. And the reality is, when you see this commercial, you're all going to understand what we do here at 300. Because it's powerful images of what makes someone Young Thug and what the evolution and how someone is Jeffery. It's a circular thing, it's important. 'No, My Name is Jeffery' is on it's way. Please respect us to actually segue and utilize his name going forward because it's important."
As Reddit user u/VinceBarter points out, the status of Young Thug's trademark on the name "Young Thug" is "cancellation pending." As we await more information about this surprising name change, read HNHH's comprehensive guide to the Jeffery mixtape coming soon and listen to Cohen's Rap Radar interview below.