I can’t remember the last time I witnessed a rapper have a better year than Young Thug is having right now in 2015. After the release of Barter 6, an instant success and catalogue of summer bangers, some might have been convinced that Thugga had already left his mark on the year. Anyone that’s seen the video for Best Friend thinks otherwise.
Whether it’s well-placed insanity, unintentional surrealism, or just narcissism – Best Friend keeps up with Young Thug’s ongoing quota of eccentricity. Hate him or love him, Young Thug has gained the title of hip-hop’s latest weirdo, and that’s just what this video is. Weird.
It begins with Young Thug walking into a bedroom to find Young Thug hooking up with a girl in jean shorts – who is, in fact, also Young Thug. He leaves his house (wearing two Apple watches on the same wrist) and is escorted by his driver, Young Thug, throughout the daily circuit. Young Thug then returns to his home where he has a meal while Young Thug is outside doing mechanic work on the car. After a few seconds of head bobbing around a table where Young Thug (now painted in “whiteface”) is having a luxurious meal of gigantic bowls of what looks like Captain Crunch, the main course is revealed in the center of the dining table. And what’s the main course? Young Thug. The video finally concludes upstairs where we find Young Thug in front of a mirror. Young Thug then walks out of a closet and has a conversation with Young Thug.
The only relatively-normal thing about the video are scenes of Thugga and his posse dancing in a forest – which is really a bit strange as well. In case you didn’t notice, there’s quite a bit of Thugga-Doppelgangers present in the video. And if you haven’t seen it, the above paragraph probably looked like complete gibberish. Call it good or bad, but you can’t deny that Best Friend is the most interesting video that’s come out this summer, and possibly this year. Do your temporal lobe a favor and check it out.
Young Thug’s collaboration mixtape with London On Da Track, Slime Season, is set to release today at 5:55 P.M. EST