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Young Thug Says “I Will Never Buy a Jay-Z CD”

Young Thug Says “I Will Never Buy a Jay-Z CD”

by Samantha Denäe


Young Thug recently sat down for an interview with GQ where he discussed all things music. Thug, who is not too equipped on interviews where he supplies long statements – like the cover story for Complex, did a pop up interview for the mens magazine.

During the interview he stated that although Jay-Z has some ill lyrics, he would never buy an album based off of his age. Check out the excerpt below:


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GQ: Are you a music lifer?

Young Thug: Yeah, I’ma be here forever. I don’t want to rap forever. But I want to be rich forever.

Why not rap forever?
I don’t want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do that. I’m pretty sure Jay Z don’t wanna rap right now.

Why is it such a young man’s game?
If you’re 30, 40 years old, you’re not getting listened to by minors. Like, Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD, just because of my age and because of his age. By the time I turn that old, I ain’t gonna be doing what he’s doing.

What is the next step for you?
I hope to be like Bill Gates, bro. With all the money in the world. Like Wayne, someday I want one of those kind of careers. Or Michael Jackson.

At what age do you drop the “Young” from your name?
I don’t think I’m gonna drop it, ’cause I want to be forever young. But if I had to…

What would you change it to?
My little niece always calls me Jeff the Rapper, so I might change it to that.

I don’t know if he’s got a point because I know plenty of people – young people – who listen to Jay Z, and still buy his albums, but when you’re not as lyrical as Jay Z you can probably only hope to make it to that age and still sell millions like Jay, but I digress.
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