Last night, just before the release of his album No, My Name is JEFFERY, Young Thug shared the cover artwork for the LP. And on it, the rapper can be seen donning a ruffled and layered lavender skirt and Asian-inspired conical hat by Italian designer Alessandro Trincone.
Naturally, this sent the internet into a tizzy – though it really shouldn't have considering Thug's defiantly declared before: "There's no such thing as gender."
But save for the disapproving reactions...
There were some goodhearted jokes...
Young Thug out here looking like a swifter duster pic.twitter.com/WV4gTBgOCP— NoWayGirlTV (@nowaygirltv) August 26, 2016
Young Thug look like he should be hanging off the side of a pina colada. pic.twitter.com/YKFWGPsEiw— Buffie the Upper Body (@KidFury) August 26, 2016
young thug plottin to take over the leaf pic.twitter.com/5Gis6codXh— nexus (@NumbNexus) August 26, 2016
And some in-your-face support...
"What's wrong with Young Thug? When did rappers start dressing like..."— Felonious Munk & @TheFreeManPod coming in October (@Felonious_munk) August 26, 2016
Let me stop you right there. pic.twitter.com/lMzbkarG8n
if you're really that bothered by the Young Thug cover I got some Big Daddy Kane pics I can't wait for you to see— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) August 26, 2016
If Young Thug wants to wear a couture dress & Yung Joc wants to rock Halle Berry hair let them live. Y'all look a way roasting this hard.— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) August 26, 2016
I've never listened to Young Thug's music before but queer theory aside: who doesn't love periwinkle?— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) August 26, 2016
So Jaden gets killed online for promoting gender fluidity, yet Young Thug gets love for rocking a wedding dress . pic.twitter.com/FGHSF9tilc— kobe jayy (@kobexjayy) August 26, 2016
If you love Prince and James Brown, how can you hate on Thug?— Angel Diaz (@ADiaz456) August 26, 2016
Out of no where I'm excited for Young Thug to attend the Met Gala Ball— Caffeine Queen ☕️ (@HollyGoNightly1) August 26, 2016
Young Thug is ruining hip hop. no real rapper ever wore those type of outfits. pic.twitter.com/5XNTFYYpIi— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) August 26, 2016
young thug is breaking so many gender norms.. and y'all so basic, it's scaring you.— ryan akbar. (@cooliekem) August 26, 2016
Young Thug is a carefree black boy. Protect him.— breaker of chains (@KiaSpeaks) August 26, 2016