Speaking with Billboard, 30-year-old rapper Young Thug revealed his long term plans when it comes to recording music.
While hip hop does not have an age limit when it comes to dropping new music, it is consider a young man’s game. Young Thug speaking to Billboard prior to his performance at Samsung + Billboard Present The Stage at SXSW, made it very clear that he will not be rapping forever.
“I just don’t want to be a certain age and still rapping,” Young Thug said. “I’d rather start doing a different thing. It ain’t even about nobody else, it’s just about me and my integrity and how I want to be looked at. Why would I be 45 or 50 years old trying to record albums? When I’m 50 years old, I know 80% of the world is motherf–king 15 to 24. What the f–k am I trying to make an album at 50 for? Why?”
The Grammy winning artist back in 2019 for song of the year, has released two studio albums during his 12 years in the game. His latest project “Punk,” released in 2021 peaked at number one on the Billboard 200.
Although the Atlanta native has many more years left in the tank, don’t expect him to go into his 40s and 50s. “I’ll sell a song to Chanel when I’m 45 or 50. I’ll send three or four songs to Balmain. As far as trying to rap, f–k no, I ain’t doing it. It’s not [that I have] a problem with it, it’s a problem with me doing it. I don’t want to do it at that point. I got other business and other sh-t to be doing. I got kids that gonna need more attention from me in 10 years,” Young Thug explained.