When Young Thug released the cover art for Jeffery, people were quick to criticize him for rocking a dress, and some concluded he was gay simply because of his clothing.
During a new interview with the No Jumper podcast, Thug was asked about Lil Nas X who recently came out as gay and what he thought since he experienced a similar type of backlash. Simply put, Thugger didn’t exactly think it was a smart idea.
“I feel like he probably shouldn’t have told the world, because these days — muthafuckas is just all judgement,” he says. “Muthafuckas is just judging. It ain’t even about the music no more. Soon as the song comes on everybody’s like ‘this gay ass nigga. Niggas don’t even care to listen to the song no more.”
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TSR Staff: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ #LilNasX recently came out to the world on the last day of pride month, sharing that he’s gay. While a lot of people applaud him for telling the world, #YoungThug feels as though he shouldn’t have been so transparent. _____________________________________ Thugger’s reasoning is that he feels as though people will no longer LISTEN listen to Lil Nas X’s music and will instead focus on his sexual preferences. _____________________________________ “I feel like he probably shouldn’t have told the world, because these days—motherf***ers is just all judgement,” he tells @NoJumper. “It ain’t even about the music no more,” he adds. “Soon as the song comes on everybody’s like ‘this gay a** n****’”. _____________________________________ Thugger also spoke on how he thinks he’d be a better president than Kanye West. As we all know, Kanye has voiced his interests in running for president someday. According to Young Thug, he’d be a better president than Ye because—click the link in our bio to read the full story & check out the full interview @NoJumper
Nas X came out on June 30, the last day of Pride month. He said he was inspired by the love he felt at the Glastonbury Festival during his performances with Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. Subsequently, he fired off a handful of tweets making his sexuality clear.
“some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more,” he wrote. “but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure.”
some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone fwm no more. but before this month ends i want y’all to listen closely to c7osure. 🌈🤩✨ pic.twitter.com/O9krBLllqQ
— nope (@LilNasX) June 30, 2019
The 20-year-old rising star thought he “made it obvious” he was gay with the aforementioned track and the cover art for his debut EP, 7. While he’s received plenty of support, he’s also faced criticism from some of his peers, including Boosie Badazz.
Thug and Nas X recently teamed up with Billy Ray for another “Old Town Road” remix featuring Mason Ramsey.
Check it out below.