Young Thug Calls Lil Wayne His Idol In Fader Cover Story

Young Thug expresses loyalty to Gucci Mane, says he uses drugs to "help me think."

Atlanta rapper Young Thug previously shared his admiration for Young Money emcee Lil Wayne during an interview with Complex last month as he revealed that the rapper is the one artist he’d like to get in the studio with “more than anybody in the world.”

While speaking with Fader recently, Young Thug further went on to express his admiration for Weezy, referring to the artist as his idol.

“That’s my idol. Everything he do,” Young Thug said while speaking about Wayne.

In addition to sharing his thoughts on Wayne, Young Thug also addressed his relationship with Gucci Mane, an artist he’s worked with closely as a 1017 Brick Squad Records signee. Thug went on to express his loyalty to the currently incarcerated rapper.

“If Gucci Mane said fuck you, you need to please know that Young Thug says fuck you too,” he said.

With one of his most recent singles titled “Stoner,” the 21-year-old rapper was asked to rattle down the list of artists he qualifies as stoners. He also commented on his own drug use, stating that they help him think.

“Hendrix, Michael, Wayne, Future. Those are stoners…Drugs help me think, but they aren’t the reason why I think,” Young Thug said. “I don’t want to explain. I hate explaining. But I can definitely show you.”

Although there hasn’t been any news of a potential collaboration between Young Thug and his idol Lil Wayne, the rapper says he did record a few songs with Kanye West recently.

“I mean, I went to his house and we did a couple of songs,” he said while speaking with Complex last month. “The fact that I was [making songs] so fast amazed him too, because he doesn’t see a lot of people who rap like that. I don’t really rap with a lot of people [because] everyone raps the same way. When I first heard he wanted to know who I was and do songs, I was smiling ear to ear like a clown.”

Young Thug's Fader cover can be found below.

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46 Comments

  • samuel l

    wayne is the biggest homo in hip hop and there is evidence to support my claims. all you need to do is google lil wayne kisses birdman on the lips and you will see for yourself. i can tell your a lil wayne dickrider buts at the end of the day hes just as gay as young thug is and you just meed to accept that.

  • Anonymous

    the kendricks and 50cents are the last of a dying breed..gay is the new negitive marketing tool in hiphop.. gangsta gay

  • Cj Stanley

    Wayne won't sign this nigga....one problem, no homo.

    • connor

      are you serious? everybody who is signed to waynes label is a fucking foggot and they all fake as fuck. dont you remember wayne kissed birdman right on the lips? he kissed birdman during his interview and he got caught on camera the second time he did it. hes more of a homo than young thug. young thug just looks gay but hes never been caught doing anything with a man for you to prove it. wayne got caught on camera kissing another man right on the lips and he was happy about it. WTF? birdman is like a father to him but tjhat doesnt explain why he kissed him. fucking homos.

    • ian green

      wayne is the biggest homo in hip hop and there is actually physical evidence to support my claims. all you need to do is google lil wayne kisses birdman on the lips and you will see for yourself. i can tell your a lil wayne dickrider but at the end of the day hes just as gay as young thug is and you just need to accept that. how can you diss one gay rapper when you support another gay rapper. practice what you preach young nigga.

  • Anonymous

    hadn't he worked with Waka after Gucci-Waka beef?

    • Anonymous

      Gucci got beef with everyone in hip-hop at the moment, he cant say no to every feature, he got like 7 kids to feed and he only 21,... you know hes overcompensating for his gayness

  • wtf

    who is this FAGGOT and why is he getting shine. hes wack as fuck makes songs in a few mins tells u all u need 2 know about his skills.. why is hiphop promoting this shit

  • Me

    "Young Thug" sounds very marketable and original. NOT!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Way to give yourself street cred.

    • Anonymous

      he wears dresses, paints his nails, calls his homeboys his 'loves' and 'babes' and wears puffy shirts like on that seinfeld episode he aint got no street cred

  • I LOVE HIP HOP

    I LOVE HIP HOP AGE: 20 SEX: MALE MY FAVORITE RAPPERS: LIL WAYNE, YOUNG THUG, FUTURE, FRENCH MONTANA, CHIEF KEEF, YO GOTTI I JUST LOVE QUALITY HIP HOP I AM AN OPEN MINDEDN YOUNG BLACK AMERICAN! I LOVE TO FUCK MEN AND WOMEN. GENDERS AND BODIES ARE JUST SHELVES. SOUL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT. SO FUCKING A MAN IS FINE

  • Anonymous

    Young Thug is an insult to hip hop and music. his name alone says he is an untalented uncreative moron. he fucks men and makes uninspired trap music... hm how great...

    • Will $teel

      word. it mindfucks me how rappers like him n "young lean" can b blowin up. seriously 2 of da dumbest names ive ever heard

  • Peyton Manning

    Can I have my ball back Richard?

  • YESSIR

    LIL WAYNE DONT WANT TO BE AN IDOL. AND HE DOES NOT COSIGN THIS NIGGA

  • Anonymous

    this nigga should stop making rap music

  • Anonymous

    hurnnrrrrhhh hurrrnnnh....hmmm hmmmmm some aint right here...right theeere people. something suspect about this piece right here

  • Anonymous

    Is he claimin BLOOD because Weezy did? I didnt know they let cats who paint their nails and wear dresses in street gangs.

    • Anonymous

      because hes a bi sexual and feminine

    • Fish

      Just about everyone signed to Bricksquad over the last few years is a blood, you can't have missed the constant red bandanas in loads of the videos. Gucci, Flocka, Wooh, Frenchie, all those boys are bloods, so why do you find Thug claiming blood to be so far fetched?

    • mark campbell

      no he blood gang SMM in atlanta blatlanta the bloods came to atlanta because of pistol pete a SMM member who joined up with bloods

  • notAthug

    Young Thug will be the first openly gay rapper.. hes doesnt even have to say it niggas should know have yet to see him with a bitch calls his best friend his "love" and said it was love at first sight when he got out of jail... the nigga wore a Dress... not a kilt a fucking dress... nigga is flaming.. and to have the nerve to call himself thug lol

  • Return Of Bobyahed2dis

    Young thug has just quickly become one of my favorite rappers. He understands good music and the craft of hip hop. He'll easily be one of the top selling artists of the 10's

  • So Icy Boi!

    Lil Wayne Weezy F Baby Lil Tunechi Dwayne Carter is the best selling hip hop artist of all time and best rapper alive swag

  • Anonymous

    crazy that the first gay industry plant is a black thug from ATL

  • Anonymous

    its no surprise that the first gay rapper would idolize Lil Wayne

  • Anonymous

    People get mad and hate on Macklemore for pushing the gay agenda but Young Thug IS THE GAY AGENDA.

  • Anonymous

    "Lil Wayne. That is my idol." My question is, why would you admit to something like that? UGH

  • Verbal Tim

    Young Thung is one of the best rappers of the 2010s.

  • Anonymous

    HE got them EXTRA EXTRA skinny jeans too, i didnt know they made em that tight... they probably his sisters

  • Anonymous

    did he really put Future and Wayne in the same sentence as Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix?

  • Anonymous

    People used to call Lil Wayne gay but mark my words this will be the first openly gay rapper to come out tha closet and hes supposedly a thug from Atlanta. I never seen a blood who wears Uggs, paints his nails with leopard print, wears tutu's and skirts and calls his homies his Loves.

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