@youngthug Says He Is "Fashion" & Plans to Go Deaf for 2018
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Young Thug made his presence known during this year’s New York Fashion Week festivities. The “Ride For Me” rapper helped “shut down” Philipp Plein’s star-studded Fall/Winter 2018 show, and also made an appearance at VFILES’ seasonal showcase

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