News: Young Thug Ends The Gucci Mane Contract Speculation [Video]
Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 11:50PM
Atlanta rapper Young Thug has cleared recent speculation and reports which claim he is still under contract with incarcerated hip-hop boss Gucci Mane's 1017 Bricksquad.
According to Young Thug, he is no longer signed to Gucci Mane's imprint.
One of the things Thug spoke on is his current label status. "Rich Gang," Thug said, adding that while he is grateful for the help Gucci Mane has given him to launch his career, he is no longer signed to Brick Squad. This contradicts a previous report by Billboard magazine that Thug was currently signed to Atlantic Records under the Brick Squad imprint. (Complex)
Recent reports suggested Thug's current label status rested with fellow Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane.
However, Billboard has learned that Young Thug is still signed to 1017 Brick Squad/Atlantic. (Atlantic, which is working the single to radio, asked Billboard to credit the song to Asylum/Atlantic on the charts.) When asked to clarify the rapper's status, an Atlantic representative says, "We are extremely excited about Young Thug but we do not comment on artist contracts." (Billboard)
Earlier this month, Young Money president Mack Maine said Thug was a part of the family but had not necessarily signed on any dotted lines.
Today Mack Maine spoke on the status of Cash Money and Thug for Vlad TV, saying that Thug has been adopted by the label. He goes on to expand upon this by saying that he's been working closely with him. He makes sure not to outright confirm a signing, so we'll have to wait just a little longer to see what transpires. (Complex)
Recent reports revealed Young Thugga had aligned himself with the growing YMCMB empire.
But he did perk up when I asked him if he officially signed to Cash Money. "Yo, is it official now? Are you signed to Cash Money?" Young Thug immediately turned away from about 50 flashing lights, searched for the dude who asked him what seemed to be the dumbest question in the world, and said, "Yeah. I signed." Young Thug telling me he signed to Cash Money doesn't make it 100%, but it's the first time we're hearing anything definitive on the matter from the dude himself. If I had more time with Thug maybe I could have asked the poignant questions. (Mass Appeal)
Check out Young Thug's interview: