Rapper Young Thug changes name to SEX

SEX, previously known as Young Thug, is being advised to rethink his decisoin.
SEX, previously known as Young Thug, is being advised to rethink his decisoin. Photo credit: Instagram / @thuggerthugger1

Producer and hip-hop star Young Thug has changed his name to SEX.

The 'Pick Up The Phone' rapper announced the change on Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday morning (local time).

"I'm changing my name to SEX. For now on call me SEX!!!" he wrote in a pair of tweets.

The change has not been taken well by fans on Twitter, who are urging him to rethink the decision in droves.

Frequent name-changing is somewhat commonplace in the hip-hop industry, with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Puff Daddy becoming Snoop Lion and Love respectively in recent years.

Some fans have speculated that the change is not legitimate due to him making a similar claim in 2016, when he said he'd change his name to JEFFERY.

That change never actually happened, but he did give a mixtape released soon after that name.

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