The rapper Young Thug has tattooed on his arm
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The rapper Young Thug has tattooed on his arm

Young Thug has been at the centre of an ongoing court case for over two years. His label and crew, YSL, has been identified as a criminal gang. As such, he is standing trial for racketeering and involvement in a corrupt organisation.

Although he has been in and out of court for months since he was indicted in May 2022, the emcee facing a sentence for alleged involvement in a criminal organisation, possession of illegal firearms, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of schedule V drugs such as codeine and morphine still considers himself a true musician.

As a musician and a creative, Young Thug (real name Jeffrey Williams) has many idols, and during an appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast with Gillie Da Kid and Wallo, the emcee revealed the extent to which he loves those who have influenced him. 

During the sit-down conversation, Williams spoke about his love for the Louisiana lyricist Lil Wayne and unveiled that, as a young man, he admired the Cash Money legend so much that he got a tattoo of his name penned on his arm.

Speaking about Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter), Thug disclosed, “I got that n-gga name tattooed. This n-gga’s name tattooed. It’s gang. He knew [I was a fan], for sure. I’m honest. I’m just a real person. I don’t know how to be in a room and be fake.”

While chatting to Gille and Wallo, Williams admitted he was hurt when Wayne initially wouldn’t give him daps and embrace him. Speaking about his agonising interaction with Carter, Thug proclaimed, “Man, that n*gga goddamn! The first day he didn’t dap me up. Tried me. Now my feet hurt, and I’m a real stepper. Left the pimpin’ hanging. He probably had them chrome hearts on. One time, I dapped him up (and gave me weak dap).”

Admitting that the weak greeting made him upset, Williams continued, “I’m like, ‘Hey listen bruh, I’m never touching your hand again. Just off of that. I’m a player, I’m a real player, and I don’t give no fuck. Nothing about me is a groupie, no nothing! You inspired me.”

Despite Lil Wayne being Young Thug’s biggest influence, the two never formed a friendship and Williams, alongside Birdman, was even a suspect in Lil Wayne’s 2015 tour bus shooting. You can listen to Young Thug on the Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast in the video below.