Happy birthday wishes are in order for Atlanta rapper Young Thug. He held his lavish and unconventional birthday party Monday night at The 874 Gallery.
The star-studded event included guests ranging from Mimi Faust, T.I., Young Dro, Karlie Redd, and Future. Keke Wyatt even sang a heartfelt Happy Birthday song to him upon his arrival. The venue was decked out in neon colors, abstract art, a Puma ice sculpture, and a bevy of half naked women.
The party, planned in conjunction with Seagram’s, Puma, and Grand Hustle’s own Hannah Kang, served as a visual experience in order to celebrate Thug’s new deal with Puma and his upcoming project titled Jeffery.
The project was initially set for an August 16th release, which is also his birthday, but after the rapper teased his followers on his Instagram with photo of the alleged tracklist, his manager Lyor Cohen took to Rap Radar‘s podcast to announce the new release date, which is August 26th.
Cohen also stated, ““Young Thug is not going to be Young Thug anymore,” Cohen said. “His new name is going to be No, My Name Is Jeffery. No, My Name Is Jeffery. That’s his new name. And the reality is, when you see this commercial, you’re all going to understand what we do here at 300 because it’s powerful images of what makes someone Young Thug and the evolution and how someone is Jeffery. It’s a circular thing, it’s important…Utilize his name going forward because it’s important.”
Young Thug went on to announce that the name change will not be permanent. “I’m Jeffery for one fucking week,” Thug said. “If I don’t sell a 100,000 copies.”