Young Thug Still Signed to 1017 Brick Squad


There’s been a lot of talk regarding who 22-year-old rapper Young Thug is signed to, and now Billboard is claiming he isn’t signed to Young Money like we thought, but rather the original 1017 Brick Squad/Atlantic listing.

Young Thug signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Brick Squad back in 2013, but he recently talks like he’s an unsigned musician. During a SiriusXM interview, he said he was a part of Future’s Freebandz label; when talking with a reporter, he said he had signed to Cash Money; when “Stoner” first began charting in February, no label was listed.

“I want to sign with whoever got the most money,” he said, according to Billboard. “I don’t give a damn — could have been you, if you was offering money. I talked to [Cash Money CEO] Birdman yesterday, and he’s talking more than anyone, so that’s probably where I’ll end up. I’d rather go there anyway — it’s a dynasty.”

They went on to guess why it is he’s acting like a free agent:

Possibly because of 1017 Brick Squad’s shaky situation. Gucci Mane is incarcerated, facing a 20-year sentence for weapons possession, and has publicly feuded with the label’s premier artist, Waka Flocka Flame. Days before his Sept. 12 arrest, he went on a Twitter rant in which he insulted Atlantic and threatened to sell off 1017’s artist contracts — including Young Thug’s — for $250,000. Shortly afterward, The Fader reported that 1017 had been dropped from Atlantic, but an Atlantic rep tells Billboard that is untrue. Gucci Mane couldn’t be reached for comment.

Give “Stoner” another listen before it climbs even higher on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week, or download his new track “Geek’d Up” here.

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