Why was Young Thug slammed for wishing Malu Trevejo on 18th birthday? Fans say he's 'about to ruin entire legacy'
Rapper Young Thug is being called out online for the way he wished singer Malu Trevejo a happy birthday. In an Instagram story that has since disappeared, Young Thug, affectionately known as 'Thugger', posted a picture of Malu and wrote below it: "Happy SLATT day my luv, luv u!!!"
Malu, who is Cuban and sings in both Spanish and English, turned 18 on October 15. One Twitter user, who took a screenshot of Thugger's birthday wish, shared it with the caption, "Breaking news that will most definitely change your life: Young Thug wishes Malu Trevejo a Happy 18th Birthday."
BREAKING NEWS THAT WILL MOST DEFINITELY CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Young Thug wishes Malu Trevejo a happy 18th birthday. pic.twitter.com/SFAFmZGLVR— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) October 15, 2020
For the record, the term 'SLATT' is a word used by Atlanta's hip-hop gang YSL (which stands for Young Stoner Life/Young Slime Life). SLATT officially stands for 'Slime Love All The Time'. The word has been, and is, used by artistes signed to YSL Records on multiple songs, such as Young Thug's 2016 track 'Slime S**t'. It can also be heard as ad-libs on tracks by Lil Duke, Gunna and Yak Gotti.
Fans were quick to reply to discuss Young Thug's behavior on social media platforms. On Instagram, one follower of the 'The London' hit-maker commented, "Bro did it with the quickness." Another added, "Bruh he been waiting for this moment," and a different follower commented, "L Thug about to ruin his entire legacy."
Twitter, too, took notice of Thugger's wish as this one user tweeted, "Young Thug been posting Malu a little bit too much since she turned 18 hmm," while another wondered, "So Young Thug going after Malu???" A different Twitter user seemed to come in Thugger's defense and asked, "So y'all trynna call Young Thug a weirdo for sayin 'my luv' to Malu???" while another user, slamming Young Thug and the likes, wrote, "Gross. I saw people jumping on Malu Trevejo and Skai Jackson as soon as they turned 18, much like they did with Billie Eilish." Expressing similar sentiments, another tweeted, "Y’all do remember kids like Addison Rae and Malu Trevejo are kids, right?"
@youngthug been posting malu a little bit too much since she turned 18 hmm— josue:black_joker: (@notjosuepena) October 15, 2020
so young thug going after malu?)?— lesly ☆ (@lif3isb3autif1) October 15, 2020
so yall trynna call young thug a weirdo for sayin “my luv” to malu??? :joy::joy::joy::joy:— Señor Cuero (@MYBIHYUCKY) October 15, 2020
// Gross. I saw people jumping on Malu Trevejo and Skai Jackson as soon as they turned 18, much like they did with Billie Eilish. https://t.co/PYFqZUbVjS— The Archer (Just a parody) (@AwaitsReckoning) October 14, 2020
Y’all do remember kids like Addison Rae and Malu Trevejo are kids right?— angel (@se1fpaid) October 15, 2020
Who is Malu Trevejo?
Trevejo became famous for her videos on the video sharing app Musical.ly. Now an Instagram personality with over 8 million followers, Trevejo released her debut single 'Luna Llena' which acquired over 100 million views on YouTube. She then released a second single titled 'En Mi Mente' which surpassed 10 million views, followed by 'Hasta Luego', a collaboration with pop singer HRVY, which got over 40 million views. Back in May, Trevejo came under fire for calling Covid-19 the "Chinese virus" saying, "I’m sorry; not trying to be racist or anything, but every time I see a Chinese person I go 'don't breathe.'" She released the single 'Pa La Calle', 'Walking in the Club', and 'A lo Malu' in 2020.