Young Thug Makes Out With Himself in ‘Best Friend’ Video
Young Thug pushes his artistic prowess to the limit in his latest visual for "Best Friend."
The video, co-directed by Be El Be and Thugger himself, follows the rapper throughout his day. And although that doesn't seem like it'd be very unique, things get a little trippy when you notice more clones of Young Thug appear.
From the jump, we find Thug making out with a woman who turns out to be himself -- his head is superimposed on her body. Besides taking on the form of the opposite sex, he also plays both a rich man and chauffeur. There is also a scene where he's having a "family-style" meal with his face and neck covered in powder. His female dinner guests nosh on big bowls of cereal and his head is served on a plate as the main course.
To make sure your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, Young Thug includes clips of himself and his crew in the middle of the woods. However, the forest cuts are so short that you feel like you've entered the Twilight Zone.
"Best Friend" is a single off Young Thug's upcoming mixtape, Slime Season, which is set to release later this month. Of course, Thugger's new clip is surrounded by controversy. Louisiana rapper Tokyo Vanity is threatening to sue Young Thug for jacking her style. On her song "That's My Best Friend," Tokyo Vanity rhymes "Go best friend, that's my best friend," while in Thugger's video he takes a similar route with the lines "That's my best friend, that's my friend." She claims that the director of the video even asked her to be in Young Thug's video but she refused. According to her, "That's My Best Friend" is copywritten and she can "sue is she wants to."
Aside from his own work, Thug is also involved in a number of tracks that recently dropped including Tinashe's "Party Favors" and T.I.'s new song, "Peanut Butter Jelly," off Tip's recently released Da' Nic EP.
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