Elton John Loves Young Thug Too

Thug earns another high-profile admirer.

December 04, 2015

In the middle of Elton John's recent interview with Noisey, the conversation took a turn towards the rapper Young Thug, as so many conversations do. Elton then made a surprising announcement: "I love that record! I actually asked [Universal Music CEO] David Joseph about it. I heard a track on Beats 1 and I loved it so much."


The star continued enthusiastically endorsing the young MC. "I love all of that," he said, referring to Thug's various attention-grabbing outfits. "It's unexpected. I remember when Blind Faith came out, with a nude girl and John & Yoko, you had to buy it in a black plastic bag. And you should be able to do things like that but we don’t live in that kind of world anymore." "I fucking hate PC," Sir Elton added. "You can’t say anything about anything anymore. I’m not really for censorship at any level. I think you should be able to say what you think."

Read the full interview here, and revisit Thug's FADER cover story.

Elton John Loves Young Thug Too