Young Thug dropped his highly anticipated “singing album” Beautiful Thugger Girls (also known as EBBTG) last Friday, June 16th. The date was already an important one in the world of hip-hop, as it would have been the late Tupac Shakur’s 46th birthday. According to Thug, it was no accident.
“I dropped E.B.B.T.G on 2PAC’S bday because I’m the
#newPAC,” the Atlanta wrote on Twitter Saturday night. “I feel like I am the thug he didn’t get to become #SoImGoinFinishWhatHeStarted.”
Do you agree with Thug’s claim that he’s the #newPac?
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) June 18, 2017
While Thug is far from the first rapper to compare himself to Pac, aligning oneself with one of hip-hop’s most beloved figures can tend to be divisive, especially when coming from an artist like Thug who causes debate anyway. Twitter users began battling in the mentions of the tweet almost immediately, and we won’t be surprised if the argument continues throughout the day. It seems that rap purists and Thugger stans are pretty evenly matched on the platform.
I am actually praying to god that you don't mean that
— #Freepops (@iBlasticity) June 18, 2017
why would you pray to thug about that
— jack (@horsesdontstop) June 18, 2017
— Chad Matthews (@chadsrevenge) June 18, 2017
— tyler durden (@SmokeyTheBehr) June 18, 2017
I jam to u bro, but don't take it too far..
— Cornrow Kenny (@kdottoldme) June 18, 2017
young thug > 2PAC
— Jyst fan acc 🙊 (@tesfayetrilogy) June 18, 2017
— ® (@fuckvisuaI) June 18, 2017