According to The FADER, the two talked over Facetime before the 68-year-old singer sent over the instrumental to the hit 1972 song. And that’s when Thugger added his spin. “It’s all the instrumental, the guitar, piano; and Thug is not rapping, he’s singing,” a source told The FADER. “It’s really ambient and amazing.”
It’s no secret that Sir Elton John is a fan of Young Thug. In an interview with Noisey, he gushed about an unspecified song from the ATL rapper. “I love that record! I actually asked [Universal Music CEO] David Joseph about it. I heard a track on Beats 1 and I loved it so much,” read the interview.
Thugger has been known for his bold and risky fashion choices including wearing dresses, tulle skirts. “I love all of that,” said Sir Elton John. “It’s unexpected. I remember when Blind Faith came out with a nude girl [on the album cover] and John & Yoko [who posed nude on their album Two Virgins], you had to buy it in a black plastic bag. And you should be able to do things like that but we don’t live in that kind of world anymore.”
“I f–king hate PC,” he added. “You can’t say anything about anything anymore. I’m not really for censorship at any level. I think you should be able to say what you think.”
We can’t wait to hear what these two cook up in the studio as they continue to make waves and break barriers.
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