Jeffery Lamar Williams , professionally known as “Young Thug”, is an American rapper, songwriter and a singer. He is considered to be one of the most energetic rappers of his generation. However, Thug has inspired numerous artists with his admirable shaped contemporary “Trap music”. Jeffery gained attention for his collaboration with rappers “Birdman” and “Gucci Mane”. He is also well liked for his queer vocal style and fashion.
Young Thug’s Early life
Young was born on August 16th of 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. He comes from a large family of 11 children. Williams was an unruly child and was reportedly sent to juvenile prison. So, he was imprisoned for four years after breaking his teacher’s arm in 6th grade. Initially, Thug released a series of independent mix tapes in 2011. Soon he signed with Gucci Mane for “1017 Records”. For instance, he gained popularity and his career waived to success. Afterwards, he didn’t return to school and then began to get more involved in gambling with his brothers. Subsequently, Thug discovered his love for rap music and realized that he no longer wanted to live in poverty.
Young Thug’s Career
Thug began his career in 2010, debuting as a guest on rapper TruRoyal’s song “She Can Go”. After releasing more mix-tapes with the support of Gucci Mane’s label, Young Thug created quite a buzz due to his original musical style. Many predicted that he would be one of the biggest new rappers. During this time, Young Thug added to his notoriety by collaborating with artists such as Waka Flocka Flame and Travis Scott.
One of the highlights of his career came in 2017 when he collaborated with Camila Cabello’s hit single “Havana.” The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 100, giving Young Thug his first number one hit. On September 25, 2020, Thug was featured alongside British rapper M.I.A on American rapper and singer Travis Scott’s single “Franchise”. This debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making Thug’s second number one single. Throughout the year, he had fourteen chart entries on the Hot 100, due to a lot of collaborations with other artists.
Young Thug’s Personal life
Thug has six children from four women. His first children was born when he himself was 17 years old. In April 2015, he became engaged to Jerrika Karlae, who runs a swimsuit line.
Young Thug’s Net worth
Jeffery has whopping net worth of $8 millions. Thug estimated a loss of $5 million for all of the cancelled concerts caused by the COVID-19 lock down.