Pari Dukovic/GQ Young Thug
2.4.2015

Young Thug: ‘I Would Never Buy Jay Z’s CD’

Young Thug won’t be buying Jay Z’s next album.

According to the 23-year-old “Stoner” rapper, music is a young man’s game.

“If you’re 30, 40 years old, you’re not getting listened to by minors,” he tells GQ. “Like, Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD, just because of my age and because of his age. By the time I turn that old, I ain’t gonna be doing what he’s doing.”

“Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD.”

He plans to hang up the mic long before 50. “I don’t want to be 50 years old and rapping, man,” he reveals. “I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do that. I’m pretty sure Jay Z don’t wanna rap right now.”

While he may not be young forever, he plans to be rich forever. “I hope to be like Bill Gates, bro. With all the money in the world,” he says. “Like Wayne, someday I want one of those kind of careers. Or Michael Jackson.”

If he ever decides to drop the Young from his name, he already has another stage name picked out. “My little niece always calls me Jeff the Rapper, so I might change it to that.”