Young Thug is easily one of the most interesting figures in hip-hop today, so of course there’s anticipation whenever there’s an opportunity to hear him speak his mind. Aside from a couple of French interviews and a comical sitdown with Tim Westwood, you’d be hard pressed to find any substantial footage of Young Thug in conversation. Until today, that is.

Thugger took time to speak with Sway In The Morning and for the first time, fans were able to hear his stance on everything that has been going on in his life around the music: the Rich Gang situation, Lil Wayne, Plies, The Game, working with Kanye West, and much more.

Thug didn’t shy away from any of the controversy and although he did promise that he is going to “slap the shit” out of Plies, for the most part he dismissed most of the beefs and stated that he has to focus on his brand and building.

Check out the interview above and be on the lookout for Slime Season 3, coming February 5.