Young Thug in August 2016
|Birth name||Jeffery Lamar Williams|
|Also known as||
August 16, 1991 |
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
If you're 30, 40 years old, you're not getting listened to by minors.
I didn't used to do shows, because I used to be so shy. We'd perform, and I'd be at the back, thinking of another song. I was so shy, I ain't never getting in front of the camera; I would never get on stage.
The reason why I moved from Young Thug to Jeffery was because I felt like I did a wrong turn.
I ain't want my kids to grow up and call me Thug. I don't want anybody to kind of look at me like that. So I'm gonna just use my real name.
My dad wouldn't buy me tight pants. I had to get my own money to buy them.
Wayne and Drake, it takes them so long to do a song. I understand why, because they want it to be perfect. But I think I can do a perfect song in 10 minutes.
I'd make a million songs with Game because we never had no real problem.
He's so sophisticated… Kanye is like 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' he's interesting, so you want to be around him.
I don't want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I'm pretty sure nobody wants to do that.
Whatever I think of, that's what I do. I wake up and think, 'I want to buy a car', I buy a car. I wake up and be like, 'I just want to lay in bed with my girl', I do that. I wake up and want to rap, I rap. So whatever I think of.
When I was 12, my feet were so small, I wore my sisters' glitter shoes. My dad would whoop me: 'You're not going to school now, you'll embarrass us!'
Fabo is a real rock star, but people look over it, so I'll try to bring it to the light if I can.
I can't remember 16 bars. Unless you write it, you can't. I just do it bar for bar.
If you feel that you can just come in the studio and freestyle on my song, then I'm ready to rap battle you. That's just how I feel about it because I know I'm way harder than another rapper freestyling on my song.
I always paid attention to Lil Wayne – close attention. He's my idol. He's still my idol.
Atlanta is the number one place to live. You live better, you eat better, the rides are better, vehicles is better deals. It's better people. More mean people, but at my level you want it to be about business, so it's perfect for me.
If I didn't have a girlfriend, I'd have 10 girls at the studio, and they would make me not rap.
I don't ever want to be like a peasant. I want to always be all right. But motivation is fans – not your kids, your mum, none of that. All of that matters, but number one is your fans.
I did a song in eight minutes. I thought everybody could write songs that fast. But working with a lot of them, they don't.
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.
It's like, boom! – I've got a girlfriend. It turned out to be a good thing because it made me a rapper.
I stayed in the ghetto. Then I stayed in condos, then I stayed in penthouses, and then I stayed in mansions.
We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money bring power, power bring fame, fame change the game.
In my world, of course, it don't matter. You could be a gangster with a dress, you could be a gangster with baggy pants.
My dad wanted me to play football so bad, he took me to Washington High School on the west side of Atlanta because they were number one. They never lost.
You gotta understand, you can't look at no pictures and look at the media and the critics and what they saying on no Internet.
I ain't just collab-ing with anybody. Because I don't care about making friends. I got enough friends.