Young Thug Gets His Own Billboard in New York City
A few weeks back, Young Thug raised a couple eyebrows when he said, "I feel like there's no such thing as gender" in a Calvin Klein ad. The sentiment wasn't very surprising to longtime Thug fans, who are all too familiar with his androgynous style and unconventional slang. The campaign even finds him wearing women's clothing to fit the tagline for the campaign: "I disobey in #mycalvins."
Now Thugger has his very own billboard in New York City and it shows him wearing those same women's clothes. Bitter haters are gonna have to find a different route to work, because it's pretty hard to miss. It looks to be on the major intersection of Houston and Lafayette, in case you're in the Lower East Side soon of Manhattan soon.
Who's to say how Thug landed the Calvin Klein campaign (alongside Frank Ocean), but perhaps it had something to do with the newest member of his management team, Manny Haley. Haley was Keyshia Cole's manager for a period of time, brought Shyne to Puffy and ran Imani Publishing, Imani Records and Imani Film and Television. Now he's helping to steer Thugger's career, and his guidance might have been part of the reason Thug's face is now sprawled across an NYC building.
Weeks ago, Thug announced a new mixtape called Jeffery with TM88, and ever since he's been putting up some crazy snippets on his Instagram. Judging by those, it sounds like it's gonna be a variety of styles from the ATL MC. We can't wait to hear it. Hear the previews he's been giving below. Congrats to him on his mega billboard placement. We hope he never stops pushing the boundaries of what people expect from a rapper.
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