Young Thug – “Serious”

The way Young Thug has subverted hip-hop’s masculine norms is one of many interesting things about him, and in keeping with that subversion, there have been rumors floating around about the rapper’s sexual orientation for quite some time. In 2014 he admitted to having sex in a juvenile detention center in an interview with Rolling Stone. A few of his peers have called him gay, and he has responded in kind. But today he addressed the rumors on wax in his new track “Serious.”

Thugger straightforwardly declares: “I fuck hos all over the world” and “No, I’m not gay.” He has a tendency to mumble a bit in his more complicated cadences, but he enunciates these phrases clearly, punctuated by the hook “I’m so serious.” Isaac Flame’s beat is simultaneously hard-hitting and weirdly playful in accordance with Thugger’s style, so it is a very fitting aesthetic to kill the rumors definitively. Check it out below.

We still have no clue what’s up with Young Thug’s upcoming album.