Young Thug is apparently on the verge of a name change. The rapper has come far with his stage name, but now that he’s reached the top, he’s ready for a change. In a recent interview with Rap Radar podcast, 300 Entertainment’s boss Lyor Cohen revealed that Thugger wants to go back to something closer to the name he was born with: Jeffery Lamar Williams.
“Young Thug is not going to be Young Thug anymore,” said Cohen. “His new name is gonna be, No, My Name Is Jeffery.” Cohen stressed that the name change was not a joke. “Please.. respect us to actually segue and utilize his name going forward, ok? Because it’s important,” Cohen continued.
Thug is dropping his mixtape Jeffery on either August 16 or August 26, depending on who you ask. It appears that it will not merely be a mixtape, but mark a new era for The Artist Formerly Known As Young Thug.