Young Thug returned Friday from a six-month post-Jeffery hiatus with his surprise new video for “Safe.”
Produced by his go-to collaborator Wheezy, the Atlanta rapper opens up about the insecurities and paranoia that comes with success. “I spend more money on security than I make,” he says. “Just to be safe.”
The accompanying video is similarly understated as Young Thug brandishes high-end designer clothing and stacks of foreign currency while singing along to the song in an all-white office building and darkened elevator.
Most importantly, Young Thug actually appears in “Safe” after bailing on the shoot for his “Wyclef Jean” video, which became a viral hit.
Following a 2016 that saw the release of three Thugger LPs – I’m Up, Slime Season 3 and Jeffery, the latter earning a spot on Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2016 – the prolific rapper has eased back on the rapid-fire releases since Jeffrey dropped in August. However, as Young Thug notes in the caption of the “Safe” video, “I will never quit.”