Young Thug is usually the one in the hot seat for comments that he makes, sometimes seemingly without thinking. This time, it’s the other way around, however, as he’s now being defended for some comments directed towards him from actress Vivica A. Fox.
Atlanta native Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, saw his name in headlines once again within the last few weeks thanks to comments made about iconic rapper Jay-Z that many found to be preposterous and highly uneducated. On an episode of Gillie Da Kid’s Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast, Thug boasted that he had more stadium anthems than Jay. All of this stemming from his belief that he would be next to unbeatable in a potential Verzuz battle.
“When I perform, I got 30, 40 songs that the whole stadium gonna know,” Thug said, adding, “Jay-Z ain’t got 30 songs like that… the whole stadium finna sing.” He did try to clarify his statements right afterward, but the damage had already been done from the previous comment. “I’m just saying like, I know he do, he probably got 50 of them b*****s,” he continued, attempting to speak more in general. “I’m not just literally saying him.”
Comments on social media were sent Thug’s way to remind him that his discography, although filled with platinum certified singles 1 album amidst a slew of mixtapes, is no where close in comparison to Jay’s massive collection of hit albums and singles that he’s amassed over his career. After raising seemingly every eyebrow on social media, Thug took to his Instagram stories to try and rectify his statements. “Don’t have Jay-Z on me cause of this internet s—t,” posted Thug to his Instagram Story. “I was talking to [sic] fast but y’all know what I meant.”
Not only has he made outrageous comments towards the Brooklyn rapper, but also about fellow Atlanta rapper Andre 3000 of Outkast, who has in the past shown love and respect for Thug. “I had a conversation with [Q-Tip] and it shocked the s**t out of me,” said Andre 3000 at Phife Dawg’s funeral before he name drops Young Thug. “One day, he said, ‘When y’all came out as Outkast, I knew that the tides had changed. I knew rap had changed.’ And I knew what he was talking about because when I see [Lil] Wayne and Young Thug, I’m like, ‘Ohhh, I can’t keep up with that s**t. It’s so dope.’ It’s the connection. They’re them because of us and it has to keep going. All this old n—s hatin on the young n—s, that s**t got to stop. It’s all music. It’s all influence. It’ll keep going because we’re all connected.”
Three Stacks’ words didn’t seem to move Thug, however, as he spoke to T.I. on his podcast just a month before his comments on Jay, where he didn’t quite seem to care about his elder in the rap game. “I can’t rap you two André 3000 songs. I ain’t never paid attention to him, never in my life,” Thug said. His comments drew criticism as many have seen the comparison between the two in their eccentric style.
Young Thug says he hasn’t worked with Andre 3000 because he feels Dre looks down on the new generation.— Justin L. Hunte 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@TheCompanyMan) November 27, 2020
I feel like Thug made that up in his head.
Yet he felt as though Elton John, who he has collaborated with in the past, was more someone he enjoyed because “the difference between Elton John and André is – to simplify it – Elton John likes to kiss a**, and Dre likes his a** kissed,” the rapper said.
The topic of conversation was brought up in a recent episode of Cocktails With Queens on Fox Soul. In the midst of talking on the topic, legendary actress Vivica A. Fox was asked whether or not she thought the rapper was attractive and had good fashion sense. Her response had a little “flair” to it.
“You know he’s, like, just like a good sexy a**-looking cockroach,” Fox stated. “And I don’t mean that mean. You know what I mean? It’s like, the hair and everything like that. He’s got rockstar quality. He could be a great animation character.”
Attempting to imply that her statement wasn’t meant with any ill-will, the actress continued, ”I meant that in the kindest term though, you know what I mean? Because his features are just very, you know. But he’s very rockstar. He loves his diamonds, he loves fashion, he loves pushing buttons, and he makes good music. But his a** is not as big as Jay-Z’s.”
Although her comments made some social media users laugh, many thought they were inappropriate and likened it to “colorism”. “2021 can we all stop addressing BLACK PEOPLE AS ROACHES ?????? Woman or man its messed up & its not funny at all.” one user on Instagram suggested. Another fan thinks that the rapper will soon include Fox in an upcoming record of his. “When [Young Thug] drags [Vivica Fox] on a record in a couple of weeks PLEASE remember she called him ‘..a good sexy a** looking cockroach’ this morning and tweet accordingly,” they wrote. “She deserves ALL the smoke coming her way.”
When @youngthug drags @MsVivicaFox on a record in a couple of weeks PLEASE remember she called him “..a good sexy ass looking cockroach” this morning and tweet accordingly.— D Omar Kenion 🐝 (@kenion_d) January 5, 2021
She deserves ALL the smoke coming her way
Vivica A fox said Young Thug looks like a sexy ass cockroach and I’m just….— SpinElleLee (@SpinElleLee) January 5, 2021
Calling Thug a cockroach is rooted in the same colorist bs as the Ari Lennox situation 🤷🏽♂️— uKilledKenny (@CowabungaK) January 5, 2021