According to a pair of tweets he posted overnight, the artist formerly known as Young Thug shall henceforth be called "SEX." That’s all capitals with no spaces, just to confirm!

“I’m changing my name to SEX....” The Atlanta based rapper tweeted on Tuesday. “For now on call me SEX!!!” Check out the bewildering tweets below:


It’s not the first time Thugger has expressed a desire to alter his moniker. Back in 2016, the rapper said he wanted to go by his birth name, Jeffery, stylized in all caps as JEFFERY (I’m guessing you notice a pattern here) but later settled by lending the name to a mix tape that he made. Jeffrey went on to debut at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 18,000 copies in the first week.

Young Thug has spoken of his reasons for wanting to change his name in the past, saying in 2016: “I had a long-term relationship with Young Thug and I’m kind of picky. So I felt like I ain’t wanna be in front of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey. I ain’t want my kids to grow up and call me Thug. I don’t want anybody to kind of look at me like that. So I’m gonna just use my real name,” he substantiated.

But one must naturally wonder, is he now more comfortable with his kids calling him SEX? Thug has refused to make a comment so far, apart from the two erratic tweets.

He isn’t the only rap artist changing his name either. Diddy recently confirmed that he is actually changing his name to Love, and Snoop famously changed the Dogg in his name to "Lion" for his reggae-rich album Reincarnated back in 2012. But surely no artist comes close to a name-change as scandalous as Young Thug’s!

Check out some of the hilarious fan reactions on Twitter below:






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