Young Thug Wants People to Stop Believing in Genders
Young Thug doesn't abide by rap's traditional norms, and he doesn't abide by societal norms, either. When asked in a new interview with V Magazine why he wore a dress for the Jeffery cover, the Atlanta artist says he wants people to "stop believing in genders."
It's not the first time Thugger has taken this stance. In a Calvin Klein commercial from July, Jeffery said, “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. I feel like there’s no such thing as gender." Of course, Young Thug rocked a women's dress on the cover of his JEFFERY mixtape, because the outfit reminded him of the video game Mortal Kombat. Additionally, he wore a women's outfit in a separate Calvin Klein ad over the summer. The giant billboard appeared in major cities including New York City.
It's not a huge surprise that Thugga Thugga would take this stance. Even in his music, he dismisses conventional deliveries, cadences and melodies. As a result, it makes sense that he'd be this open-minded when it comes to societal issues such as gender, which is a huge topic in 2016.
In the V Magazine interview, Thug also discusses his upcoming album, slated to drop before the end of 2016. He says, “It’ll probably be fucking ten times harder than JEFFERY. Like this one was kind of Jeffery, but it was still kind of street. This one is gonna be just fully Jeffery.”
He also talks about naming all his JEFFERY tracks after his idols including Kanye West, RiRi and Wyclef Jean. He says, “I feel like a lot of artists today aren’t that honest, and I just want to be honest. The names of the songs were really who I was thinking about when I was making them, or who encouraged me to make them. So it was really a moment of honesty for me. To the world it may be greatness, but to me it’s just honest.”
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