Young Thug has been praised for the quality and style of his music and demonized because of his dress, his beefs and his music, among other things. 

“I like everything that people say,” the Atlanta rapper says during an interview with The Guardian. “No matter what they say. You gay. You a punk. You got a nice girlfriend. You’re ugly. You can’t rap. You’re the hardest.” 

Young Thug was interviewed in London following a recent concert there. He says he’s been enjoying performing overseas.

“This is one of the first tours I did where I wasn’t rushing to go home,” he says. “Europe is a trillion times tighter than the US. These shows make me stop smoking. You can’t fucking play. You gotta stop. You can’t do drugs.”

Given his status as an in-demand performer and collaborator, Young Thug says that he recognizes the changes he’s made in his routine. 

“We still do it the same way, but it’s less gangster, you know what I’m saying?” he says. “More White motherfuckers and important motherfuckers. There’s less gangsters, less drugs. I have a girlfriend now, so no girls. I think all of those things make me more of an artist, though. If I didn’t have a girlfriend, I’d have 10 girls at the studio and they would make me not rap. I’d be chilling and getting stoned. It’s like, boom. I’ve got a girlfriend. It turned out to be a good thing because it made me a rapper.”

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