Before the BET Awards that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend, HipHollywood caught up with Young Thug. During the brief interview, the subject of Chance The Rapper came up, and Thug had particularly high praise for him. After collaborating with Chance on Coloring Book highlight “Mixtape,” Thug seems enamored with Chance as an artist. Speaking about Chance The Rapper, Thug said, “I think they gon’ always sleep on [Chance]. He’s gonna die like Prince. He’s gon’ die a slept-on legend.”
It’s safe to say that Thug is a big fan of Chance, then, and it seems highly likely that they’ll be working together again sometime in the future. Young Thug previously paid tribute to the late Prince during one of his shows in a big way, showcasing just how big of impact Prince had on his career. In New York City’s Playstation Theater, Thug didn’t do a cover of a Prince track, but paid tribute by donning a very Prince blouse and performed with a microphone featuring Prince’s love symbol.
Upon Prince’s passing in April, Chance tweeted, “Listen to tangerine by Prince or his cover of A case of you. None of Prince’s albums are available in digital format. You have to find a physical copy. I appreciate that, bout to go an adventure.”