There are only a few more days until Young Thug releases his long-awaited mixtape titled Jeffery. In anticipation of Friday’s drop, the Atlanta rapper went to Instagram on Monday with a new video promo for the project. And it’s actually pretty great.
In the trailer, Thugger is seen inside an interrogation room, where various people question his name and pressure him to admit that it is, in fact, Young Thug. "No, my name is Jeffery," he insists.
Earlier this month, 300 Entertainment CEO Lyor Cohen announced Thug would now go by "No, My Name is Jeffery." Shortly after the announcement, Thug revealed that the name-change wasn't going to last. It all depended on the mixtape sales.
"I'm Jeffery for one fucking week," he said. "If I don’t sell a 100,000 copies."
During an appearance on Travi$ Scott’s .Wav radio show, Thugger provided a deeper explanation behind the new name and how it reflected his new musical direction.
"The message is—I just want to get off the Slime Season stuff...The message is just to really go back to who I really am. I really am Jeffery. That's really my swag," he explained. "I never had a street mentality. I always had a Michael Jackson mentality. I really am Jeffery."
While you wait for Jeffery’s release, you can check out its promo above.