Rampant rumors about Jeffrey Lamar Williams (AKA Young Thug)’s sexuality have been floating around since the Atlanta-born rapper burst onto the scene in 2011.
Last month, his friend, fellow rapper Rich Homie Quan, came under fire after he called a fan a faggot for attempting to grope him on stage. Quan invoked Young Thug’s name, telling the fan: “Get your gay ass away from me. I don’t f*ck with no faggot f*cks! Looking like Young Thug, get the f*ck away from me. I don’t like sissies, n*ggas!”
He didn't mean to say that, uma give em a pass!!
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) December 3, 2015
It seemed like a mature move for the 24-year-old, choosing to avoid turning the debacle into a senseless defense of his heterosexuality.
However, that good sense proved momentary when Thus yesterday released his latest track, “Serious.”
“Green and red motherf*ckin’ flag / I dress like a prince, not a fag / No, I’m not gay when I hit it though they rate me,” the rapper spits.
Is the brash display of homophobia shocking? Hardly. Still, it’s frustrating to see hip-hop remain so stubborn in its lack of openness toward the LGBT community.