Young Thug is currently in the process of changing his name. He has decided to go with something a little closer to home, which is, birth name Jeffrey Lamar Williams.
The CEO of Young Thug’s label 300, Lyon Cohen, told Rap Radar:
“The reality of the situation is Young Thug is not going to be “Young Thug” anymore. His new name is going to be “No My Name Is Jeffrey”. That’s his new name. And the reality is, when you see this commercial [for the mixtape], you’re all going to understand what we do here at 300. Because it’s powerful images of what makes someone Young Thug and what the evolution and how someone is Jeffery. It’s a circular thing, it’s important. “No, My Name is Jeffery” is on it’s way.’
Umm what? But why?
Thug has previously stated about one’s identity, saying, “there is no such thing as gender”.
We don’t know if Thug is currently going through some identity issues or…he is growing up. Is the music changing too or is it just the name? Well, whatever works for him is good enough for us, just as long as his music stays lit.
Put some respek on his name y’all.
Yup! We got the memo alright.