Oprah dances to Young Thug's music in recent video
While Oprah and Young Thug are two celebrities rarely associated with one another, the iconic TV personality was seen dancing along to Thug's verse on Camila Cabello's hit song "Havana."
Sporting a Pharell-style hat and a stylish yellow jacket, Oprah looked hip as she danced along to the beat of the great bop. This video was shot in preparation for the September issue of "the Oprah Magazine." In the caption of the fun clip, the magazine acknowledged that it had been a year since Camila Cabello left her girl band "Fifth Harmony" to become a solo artist, and released this catchy song that continues to be a hit around the world.
Hopefully, for Young Thug, Winfrey's subtle endorsement may be the beginning of his mainstream success, after 247 Hip Hop News reported that the rapper's sales have not been good. It is his protegees, Gunna and Lil Baby, that have gained success for themselves recently, rapping in a style that is influenced by Young Thug.
While Young Thug continues to have some of the most loyal fanbases in hip-hop, they haven't been enough to boost him into the A-list of Hip Hop.
Now that he has an album called "Slime Language" coming up, it seems this publicity he has gotten from Oprah dancing during his verse might gain him enough attention to boost his sales this time around. Earlier this week, the rapper wiped his Instagram clean, changing his profile picture to the text "SLIME LANGUAGE: coming soon.". His latest album is rumored to be executive produced by Wheezy and London On Da Track, two producers with whom he works with very nicely.
Slime Language might be what Young Thug needs to boost him to join the rest of this generation's A-List rappers, like A$AP Rocky and Travis Scott.