Depending on who you ask, turning 30 is either a wholly insignificant non-milestone due to the fact that nothing really matters, or it’s a palpably dire day signaling an impending social slowdown. For artists, neither apply.
Young Thug, who turned 30 years young on Monday, celebrated his big day in Atlanta. As attendees and observers-from-afar will note, the get-together was announced to the public last week with a largely all-pink “save the date” message on Instagram.
Among the highlights of the resulting gift accumulation was a pink Bentley from YSL Records’ own Gunna, the unveiling of which had Thug excited enough to launch his drink into the air.Lil Baby and 21 Savage, meanwhile, were on the scene to gift the Punk artist with some new jewelry, including a Bottega Veneta piece from the latter. (Earlier this week, 21 Savage and Young Thug landed in headlines together thanks to a playful “birthday girl” moment on Instagram.)
A series of IG Stories posts also showed Thugger individually accepting a ring from Wheezy, a watch from Travis Scott, a chain from Metro Boomin, $100,000 from Jerrika Karlae, as well as gifts from his older brother Unfoonk, Peewee Roscoe, and Amina Diop.
Cash of XO Records, meanwhile, took his birthday-celebrating desires to the team at Eliantte & Co for an era-appropriate spider ring.
Elsewhere, T.I. was on hand to deliver a special art piece for his friend and frequent collaborator.
Get a brief glimpse at some of the highlights from Young Thug’s 30th birthday throwdown above and/or below.
As strategically announced during his recent Tiny Desk (Home) performance for NPR with Travis Barker, Young Thug’s long-teased new album Punk—or, if recent design peeks are any indication, P*nk—will arrive in October. Though it’s not yet clear whether the blink-182 drummer and Machine Gun Kelly producer will appear on the new album, Instagram posts from several years back point to that being a strong possibility.