Jay-Z is the undisputed King of Hip-Hop, so many fans are scratching their head at some of the latest comments made by fellow entertainer Young Thug. The younger rapper has had a string of success himself but when Jay-Z is involved in the conversation, how does Young Thug actually stack up? Thugger thinks very highly, if no one else does.
While Jay-Z is the g.o.a.t. to many, one thing Jay cannot claim is having a dress he wore on a mixtape cover in a museum – but Young Thug can.
An exhibit about “Gender Bending Fashion” holds one of the most iconic items of Young Thug’s career. Toward the start of his rise, the rapper proved to be more fluid with fashion and art than a lot of his contemporaries.
Young Thug wore a designer couture dress from designer Alessandro Trincone on the cover of his Jeffreyalbum back in 2016 that drew praise from the mainstream. Young Thug was one of the first hip-hop acts to do something so nuanced and revolutionary with fashion, and it catapulted the rapper to great mainstream recognition in the process.
Young Thugs dress on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston pic.twitter.com/7MjYd6iTTw— thugvis (@thugvis) June 10, 2020
The dress was featured in exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston amongst the work of such other luminaries in fashion like Jean Paul Gaultier, Michele for Gucci and others. According to the museum, “’Gender Bending Fashion’ examines a rich history of fashion disrupting, blurring, and redefining conventions and expectations around the relationship between gender and dress.” Jay-Z cannot claim that at least, but Thug took it too far.
The seemingly overconfident Thug took to Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid’s Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast and started dropping some thoughts that even the hosts had to gently correct. While Thugger’s catalog no doubt has its own bangers, Thug seemed to think he was uniquely more poised for a stadium tour than even Jay-Z himself.
“We ain’t talking about stream sales, we ain’t talkin’ ’bout anthems, we talkin’ about songs they know,” he said. “Like, when I perform, I got 30, 40 songs that the whole stadium gon’ know. They gon’ know these motherf***as. All 30 songs.” Gillie implies the power in that and compares it to other artists inability to pull it off.
“N**ga, Jay-Z ain’t got 30 songs like that,” Young Thug replied. Gillie dissents and then Thugger tries to backtrack.
“I’m just saying, I know he do, but he probably got 50 of them. I’m just sayin’, I’m not literally saying him, I’m just saying, n**gas who you thinking.” Thug then tried to explain away that he’s stood backstage and watched rappers perform and the audience is clueless as to their lyrics or hits.
“I thought they knew this song from them,” said Thug. “They don’t even know this song. I don’t even perform. I’m so scared to get booed, I won’t even perform a song they don’t know. I got a 30-minute set of goddamn 40 something songs. They know every song. It ain’t no dull moment. Every song.”
He also seems to think the only rapper he could compete against in a Verzuz would be Lil Wayne. Young Thug has some lofty ideals, it seems.
See the clip below.