Young Thug
8.19.2016

Young Thug Is Ready to Show His ‘Michael Jackson Mentality’ on ‘Jeffery’

Young Thug is getting ready to introduce fans to Jeffery.

During his visit to Travis Scott’s .wav radio show on Friday (Aug. 19), Thugger—dressed in $80,000 jeans—announced that his new 7-track album will showcase him in a new light.

“This is personal,” he explained. “At the end of this album, everybody’s gonna be like, ‘Your name Jeffery.’ There’s no Thuggish songs. There’s cool songs. I got a song on there called ‘Future Swag’ but it’s still Jeffery.”

Claiming this is a turning point, Thug also said it’s more true to his essence. “I just want to get off of the Slime Season shit because I never had a street mentality,” Thug said. “I always had a Michael Jackson mentality…The message is to go back to who I really am. I really am Jeffery. That’s really my swag.”

Thug—who may change his name to No, My Name is Jeffery—added that he’s never sold drugs and that he wants to get away from the beef-filled narrative that’s plagued his career following spats with Lil Wayne and The Game.

“Subtract all of the people going at me in the industry and me going back at them,” he said. “Subtract all of that. I ain’t on none of that. I’m really Jeffery.”

So, will this shift actually come with a new name? “I’m Jeffery for one fucking week,” he said, “if I don’t sell 100,000 copies.”

Scott didn’t just interview Thug about the project. He also promised to appear on the effort. “This motherfucker gon’ get held back six hours for Travis Scott,” added Jeffery. “On God. I swear to God. No matter what. I’ll miss the show. I got to do it.”

Earlier today, Thug also unleashed the Wyclef Jean-assisted “Elton,” which is expected to appear on Jeffery when it finally drops. Originally slated as a mixtape, the album has no official release date, but is rumored to arrive before September.