If there is one thing that we all know to be true about red-hot Atlanta rapper Young Thug, it’s the fact that his lyrics are often as clever as they are completely unintelligible. Sure, the wailing, screeching and moaning he regularly does on any given track is unique and intriguing, but 90% of the time, one is left scratching their head in utter confusion. Did he say, “Libba live life like a Buchanan and this is only Buchanan”, on “Lifestyle”? Does he say, “I got some big red Wyomings” on “Big Racks”? Unless you’re really, really paying close attention to his lyrics, being able to tell exactly what the hell he’s talking about is indubitably a challenging task.
GQ recently caught up with Thugger to discuss a whole gang of topics, ranging from his unorthodox, and sometimes questionable, sense of style, to his family, to, what we’re here for: his lyrics. One song in particular is “Best Friend”, a popular and unexpectedly radio-ready single that can be heard at almost any party you attend, these days. While lines like “I’ma eat that booty just like groceries”, certainly stand out and can be heard loud and clear, there are numerous times throughout the song where you’re like, “…what?”
No worries, though. GQ is here to save the day
In this clip, which comes in at just over two minutes long, Young Thug decodes the first verse of “Best Friend”, for those of us who need it. This is pretty awkward, but at the same time, this is very funny. Funny, because there are moments during this clip where it seems that even Thug himself, doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Peep the clip, below and stay tuned for Slime Season 3, which could be here sooner, later or by the time you’re done reading this. You just never know.
Photo: Ben Watts
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