Young Thug Reveals What He Said To Kanye West To Secure A Spot On 'DONDA'

By Kiyonna Anthony

October 14, 2021

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When Young Thug wants something, he gets it.

At least that was the case for the Atlanta-bred rapper when it came to securing a spot on Kanye West's critically acclaimed, tenth studio album DONDA. In an interview with Complex, Thugger revealed the conversation he had with the GOOD Music CEO to make sure his verse on "Remote Control" would stay on the mercurial album, telling the mag:

"What ******s don't know about Kanye West is he's a real *****. He's a billionaire, and all that shit is cool, but in real life, he could survive in the trenches. If he go to the trenches, the jungle, he could survive. He a real *****. I just hit Kanye like, ‘Bro, if I ain't on the album, we are not speaking."

The "Ski" rapper, who is currently gearing up for his sophomore album PUNK, continued on, describing what it was like to work with Ye on the Gospel inspired album. When asked if Kanye gave him any guidance on what to do in the studio, Thug affirmed:

"You can't instruct me ... You can't give me instructions, and I am saying that humbly. I understand music. I understand life. I understand everything. I understand the way the universe works, so you don't have to talk to me about certain shit. I feel like ****** like Kanye West and Jay-Z, and ******* Quincy Jones, and James Brown, and if Michael Jackson and Prince were here … Them ****** understand that about me. They trust me."

Young Thug comments comes just days after the rapper made headlines for destroying a pink Rolls Royce with his signee Gunna, in promotion for his upcoming album.

Catch PUNK when it hits streaming services on Friday, October 15th.

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