Slim Thug was invited to CNN to discuss the definition and misinterpretation of the word: "thug." The rapper breaks down his own connotation for the term, associating the term "thug" with empowerment. He also explains his struggle gaining endorsements and being credited as a local philanthropist due to his rap moniker.

The Houston-based artist also elaborated on the troubles the less financially privileged face in order to overcome and escape their environment. Watch the interesting and informing clip above.