Young Thug has taken credit for encouraging younger acts to continue making bold, gender-fluid fashion moves.
Recall that the Thug faced major criticisms over the years because of his fashion sense; he has worn everything from Gucci dresses to blouses. And in his 2015 interview with GQ Magazine he explained why he likes women clothing.
“Because women’s clothes are [slimmer] than men’s clothes,” he said in the interview “The jeans I got on right now, they’re women’s jeans. But they fit how they’re supposed to fit. Like a rock star. The only thing I probably have in men’s is like, briefs. T-shirts. 90 percent of my clothes are women’s.”
This boldness, of course, earned him unkind criticisms, with many homophobes questioning his sexuality, even though he has consistently denied being gay.
No matter, though, he doesn’t regret his fashion choices. And now, in a recent Instagram Live broadcast, the 26-year-old artist told fans that his fearless style is what encouraged the younger artists (we are imagining the likes of Lil Uzi Vert) to be unapologetically themselves.
“I’m the drip god. I created this shit,” he said in the video. “I made the way for young niggas to open up and be they self. I did this. I got crucified. They call me gay; they ain’t call y’all niggas gay […] I made y’all tighten y’all jeans up […] I’m the wave god. I’m the master. I’m the founder.”
Check out Thugger’s full statement in the clip below.
Young Thug explaining that he paved the way for this new generation of rappers. Thug is a legend already NO CAP 🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/tz2gDS6W1F
— THUGGER 🐍 (@ThuggerClan) July 16, 2018