One thing that’s clear about Young Thug is his work ethic. He is known to have hundreds, if not over a thousand songs in the vault at any time, and hundreds of his songs have leaked online before. All of this activity helps him in one of the most lucrative areas for musical artists, touring. While there isn’t much box office information available for any of Thug’s tours, we can get a sense of his show money from other places. In early 2017, Thug was sued for $360k for canceling a show of his that was scheduled to take place in Rochester, New York. The rapper signed a $55k deal with Nicholas Fitts, who in the suit, claims that $201,620 was lost in ticket sales alone, with a further loss of $33.6k for Thug’s lighting and sound. This isn’t the first time something of the sort happened.
In 2016, another lawsuit revealed that Thug was paid $50k to perform in Texas. Young Thug was also the main opening act on J. Cole’s KOD Tour which grossed $26.9 million at the box office and gathering that he likely made $65-$70k per show, he contributed his fair share. In January of this year, Thug took to Instagram to post a picture with the caption “1.5 for a 45 min show… #ThankUGod”. Perhaps we should assume he was rounding up and exaggerating the figures a little bit, $1.5 million is a serious number for any artist. It’s no wonder why a few months ago, Thug estimated a loss of around $5 million during a couple of months of the lockdown due to coronavirus stopping concerts.