Young Thug On The Fight Against Poverty: “I Always Want To Stay Involved.”

Thugger is joining the #fightpovertyagain campaign alongside fiancée Jerrika Karlae.

December 13, 2016
Young Thug On The Fight Against Poverty: “I Always Want To Stay Involved.” Paras Griffin/ Getty

Young Thug is interviewed alongside fiancée Jerrika Karlae in the new issue of PAPER. In the interview they both discuss poverty, how it has affected them growing up, and how they help fight it in their local community.

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"[The fight against poverty] is important and means a lot to me, because it is a part of my background," Thug says. "Where I'm from is real poverty. My mama had 11 kids, and when you have that many kids, you're going to experience hard times. We all got it though, my friends and I were robbers.We were bad ass kids that took everything we wanted."

The Jeffery rapper continued: "I think people only care about what affects them. It's selfish, but I think it's the truth. If they are not affected by being poor, they don't typically fight for it. I remember not having anything, so I want to always stay involved."

You can read the full PAPER interview, in which Thug also discusses his Christmas plans, online now.

Young Thug On The Fight Against Poverty: “I Always Want To Stay Involved.”