Young Thug Says His Next Album Will Be “Ten Times Harder Than Jeffery

The Atlanta rapper discusses gender and his return to his government name in V Magazine’s new issue.

November 02, 2016


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Young Thug is the cover star for V Magazine's November issue, and the Atlanta rapper provided a status update of sorts in a new cover story. In an excerpt, Young Thug discussed his notions of gender, his return to "Jeffery," and his upcoming album.


“It was a recent decision. I don’t plan anything,” Thug told V about reverting back to his given name over the summer. “[With Young Thug] I learned that there’s nothing you can’t do, that it’s cool to change.” Thug also further addressed his Jeffery album cover, on which he poses in a gender-neutral garment made by Italian designer Alessandro Trincone: "Stop believing in genders.”

Thug says he's hard at work on his next album, possibly the long-awaited Hy!£UN35, and is switching his sound to coincide with his new identity. “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.”

Read an excerpt from V Magazine's Young Thug cover story here.

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