Young Thug Talks Changing Careers: “I just don’t want to be a certain age and still rapping"
The YSL rappers sat down with Billboard ahead of their performance at Samsung + Billboard Present The Stage at SXSW on March 17, where they discussed everything from “Pushing P” to Atlanta's influence on hip-hop.
Thugger spoke about his retirement plans, hinting at the time he might hang everything up for good.
“I just don’t want to be a certain age and still rapping,” he explained. “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 motherfucking 15 to 24. What the fuck am I trying to make an album at 50 for?”
Though he might avoid releasing full-length projects in his mid-40s, Thug maintained that that wouldn't stop him from recording songs for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world.
“I’ll sell a song to Chanel when I’m 45 or 50,” he said. “I’ll send three or four songs to Balmain. As far as trying to rap, fuck 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 shit to be doing. I got kids that gonna need more attention from me in 10 years.”