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Rapper wears tutu and doesn’t give a f**k about your gender norms

Megan Boyanton August 12, 2015
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In a recent magazine shoot, an American rapper modelled a sheer dress and tutu with complete self-assurance.

23-year-old Young Thug hails from Atlanta, Georgia, but, as a whole, is changing society’s perception of stereotypical masculinity and hip-hop.

In a recent interview with Dazed, he said: “Me and Travi$ Scott tour our s*** like a rodeo, so it isn’t about clothes.

“We played 29 shows, and I brought, like, 32 Balmains.

“I switch clothes every set. He don’t.

“That n**** wear the same shoes, boxers, pants, every f**kin’ day.

“I’m like, ‘Bro. Hell no.

“I’m a man. I have a girl.

“I have kids. My girl notice.’”

His most popular image from the photo-shoot portrays him in a sheer dress and tutu, but he’s also noted wearing a plastic top, emblazoned with the phrase, “Warning: Explicit Beauty”.

With a style echoing Jaden Smith’s, Young Thug incorporates a blatantly gender-fluid wardrobe with floral patterns, dresses and mini skirts.

An added bonus is the support he’s getting from those noticing, including the respect of “King of the Youth” Ian Connor.

The article, entitled, “Young Thug: eccentric-in-chief,” highlights at least one individual who opposes his fashion sense- his sister and head of his team, Amina.


The dread-locked rapper just carried on with his photo-shoot, dress and all, while Amina shouted at him in the background.

Some believe Young Thug’s progressiveness stems from his home-town with its liberal attitudes and prominent LGBT community.

The rapper has had to address “gay” rumours before, but is pretty straightforward about his heterosexuality with six children and his fiancée, Jerrika Karlae.

He said: “I always felt like I was gonna be the man.

“I guess that’s why I became it.

“I always felt like I was gonna have money, even when I was young.

“If it’s something you want, you just keep going and strive for it.

“I always wanted this.”

Other rappers, like A$AP Rocky and Lil B, have recently come forward about LGBT issues as well.

Related topics: Androgynous, Atlanta, GenderFluid, hip hop, jaden smith, LGBT, rap, US, young thug

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