Known for his different and unique vocal style Young Thug has received both criticism and appreciations for showing a departure from traditional rap lyricism. He is said to be weirdly awesome thus XXL called him Rap Weirdo in their statement.
Rapper, Young Thug And, if you’ve ever wondered about Young Thug, Then, here's everything you need to know like his Early life, Is he Gay, his Dressing sense, Net worth, Fiancé.
Young Thug: Short Bio
Young Thug’s real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams and was born on August 16, 1991, in Sylvan Hills, Atlanta, Georgia.
His life as a child seems to be troublesome as he was expelled in sixth grade for breaking the teacher’s arm and went to Juvenile prison for four years. Growing up among ten siblings, he has worked hard to earn recognition.
However, his collaboration with artists such as Gucci Mane, Birdman, Waka Flocka Flame, and Richie Homie, made him today’s mainstream rapper. In his adolescent years, he found that he understood women’s fashion better, and began sporting new styles combining male and female attire, which he continues to exhibit at various events and manages to be an inspiration for many rap lovers.
He is very conscious of his fashion. When asked about his three favorite rappers, he would say, Lil Wayne, Lil Wayne, and Lil Wayne. Like Weezy in the late 2000s, his deliveries are lively and peculiar. That old-school boom-bap style doesn’t occupy a single cell in his body.
He started his career in 2010 and began real work in 2011 and 2012 when he released his first mixtape called I Came From Nothing in three parts. Young got his first recognition as a singer after releasing three installments of his mixtapes series by Atlanta based rapper Gucci Mane.
In an interview with Complex, Thug said that Gucci is a brother to him. Mane signed Thug for 1017 Brick Squad Records, an Asylum/Atlantic imprint, in 2013. The Thug then released his first project on the label, his fourth mixtape called 1017Thug.
In fact, this mixtape was liked and positively reviewed by music critics for his original style. He received abundant appreciations and positive reviews from different organizations on his 1017Thug mixtape. In fact, a popular website Complex included it in the 50 Best Albums of 2013 and said it as the best mixtape of 2013.
Moreover, Rolling Stone also claimed it to be in their top ten Best Mixtapes of 2013 and not to miss. Furthermore, The Guardian placed Thug’s mixtape as The Five Best Mixtapes of 2013.
Is Young Thug Gay?
Some of his fans think that Thug is gay because he had debunked the gender barrier in the Rap World by wearing women’s clothes on the cover of his album Jeffery which lead people questioning his se*uality.
The rapper has acknowledged the gay rumors, but he seems less bothered to correct people. Instead, he said in a video, He has 6 children with four women (three sons and three daughters). His first child was born when Thug was 17.
How Young Thug Dress?
He does not care what people think of him and in his own words “I have haters, but I give a f*ck”. He is known for his dressing sense and sometimes criticized for that as well. In September 2013, Young Thug was featured in Dazed Magazine wearing a floral lace Gucci top and a Molly Goddard sheer tulle dress.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_qcQj4xXrg At the end of his music video for Check, he wore a snug Hooters tank top. In the video for best friend, he dressed in a light pink pleather hooded jacket with matching trousers. And to clarify, recently the Atlanta native told GQ Magazine: “Why do you wear women’s clothing? And he replied, At a very young age, Thug has earned a fortune.
His songs remain on the top on almost all lists. With so much popularity and best-selling songs, having the right amount of money is not unexpected. But if we believe Gazette Review, which says Thug's total property is around 8 million.
Yet, Thug hasn't released actual data, so we cannot tell you the exact amount of wealth he possesses, but we can estimate that he has made enough to continue his music career with a luxurious lifestyle.
Young Thug Fiancé: Jerrika Karlae
In 2015, Young Thug was engaged to Jerrika Karlae.
Jerrika is a girl who has beauty with brains since he is a trendsetter and smart businesswoman. Jerrika runs a bathing suit line with her mother. You can visit her website and view her bathing suit design. And just in case you are wondering when the couple will tie the knot, it may never be because they later broke up in 2017.
Thug bought his first home in September 2017 in Buckhead, Atlanta. This home of Thug is more than 11,000 square feet and has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a full bar, a theater room, and a four-car garage.