Young Thug has revealed when he plans to call it quits with hip hop. In a new interview with Billboard’s Carl Lamarre for the publication’s latest Cover story, The Georgia native opened up about his retirement plans.
Thug, who is 30 and still atop of his game says he doesn’t intend to keep rapping in about 15 years from now.
“I just don’t want to be a certain age and still rapping,” He explained. “I’d rather start doing a different thing. It ain’t even about nobody else, it’s just about me and my integrity and how I want to be looked at. Why would I be 45 or 50 years old trying to record albums? When I’m 50 years old, I know 80% of the world is motherfking 15 to 24. What the fk am I trying to make an album at 50 for?”
He continued “Why? I’ll sell a song to Chanel when I’m 45 or 50. I’ll send three or four songs to Balmain. As far as trying to rap, f-ck no, I ain’t doing it. It’s not [that I have] a problem with it, it’s a problem with me doing it. I don’t want to do it at that point. I got other business and other sh-t to be doing. I got kids that gonna need more attention from me in 10 years.”
It’s natural for artist as they get older to want to explore more opportunities away from music, however Gunna, who was also being interviewed, responded to Thug’s retirement plans saying, “I don’t want him to stop no time soon.”
Is it possible to successfully retire from rap?
Ignore the ones doing podcasts at the moment, I’m talking an artist that is still very much relevant and considered ontop of his game. How easy is it for a hip hop artist to drop the mic and say “ok, Im done” and never look back?