Recently, Young Thug announced that he would be on the cover of the next issue of Rolling Out. During his cover story, he touched on several topics including his relationship with Kanye West. With several rumors in the past few months of the two working together, Thugger sheds a little light on their history as well as plans for working on more music. Check out the excerpt from the magazine below, as we get an idea of how big of a Thug fan Ye really is. For more on his issue with Rolling Out click here.
[Kanye] didn’t have a phone for like three or four years. When I first met him, I went to his house and he was like, ‘We gotta keep in touch; here’s my email.’ But he came on tour with Travis Scott and me. [Kanye] said he has a phone now because he has a wife. So he had to get a phone. But he called me Bob Marley. We [were] backstage at one of the tour dates at the Staples Center in L.A. and Kanye was backstage. He had a Beats Pill and was like, ‘I wanna hear all of your music in the world that’s not out.’ So I was letting him hear all the music. Then he said I was like Bob Marley and he wanted to do an album with me. I was like, ‘Let’s roll!’ He’s a fan. So that leads back to me saying fans are the main reason you stay motivated and become who you want to be. Kanye is like my brother, but he’s a real fan. He bought me some Yeezys and went on eBay to get them for me. That’s motivation.