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Young Thug Joins T.I. For His Network TV Debut On ‘Fallon': Watch

(Rick Diamond/Getty Images for PUMA)

(Rick Diamond/Getty Images for PUMA)

By Ezra Marcus

Young Thug’s frictionless glide towards total dominance reached a new plateau last night when he joined his mentor and collaborator T.I. on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

After T.I. rapped his way through “No Mediocre,” Thugger jumped on stage for “About The Money.” His outfit alone constitutes a #NothingWasTheSame moment of cultural singularity: a minuscule brown blazer, skinny jeans, a pink bandana, and twin Princess Leia buns adorning his head like wings.

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Take a moment, sit down, close all tabs (except this one) and think about what you’re seeing: a rapper concerned with the same lyrical content that’s frightened suburban parents for decades appearing on a mainstream talk show dressed like some space-age fusion of a businessman and little girl, and killing it.

T.I. basks in Thug’s unhinged presence like a proud father/hype man, seemingly awed by what he’s allowed to happen. There’s no precedent. That’s the point: Young Thug doesn’t study history, he makes it.

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