By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Jay Z is without a doubt one of the best-selling rappers of all time, and he’s been holding steady in the music business for almost 20 years. And Jigga has managed to use his rap career to turn himself into a serious business mogul, and many up and coming rappers cite him as an inspiration.
Well don’t count Young Thug as one of the younger artists who looks up to Jay Z. In fact, Birdman’s new protegé actually said in a recent interview that he can’t buy a Jay Z album because he feels like Jay Z is too old to support.
Young Thug tells GQ Magazine:
“I don’t want to rap forever… I don’t want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do that.
“I’m pretty sure Jay Z don’t wanna rap right now.
“If you’re 30, 40 years old, you’re not getting listened to by minors. Like, Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD, just because of my age and because of his age. By the time I turn that old, I ain’t gonna be doing what he’s doing.”
Jay Z is 45 years old, while Young Thug is 23.