I believe in the universe and all of its cosmic fates. From the sun rising every morning (okay, that’s science) to the random synchronicities that cannot be explained, I prefer to lean into the magic and mystery of things that are uncanny and appear inexplicable.
Enter Young Thug’s Instagram. I don’t know why the majority of his Instagram posts reference historical paintings so I am chalking it up to another unknown of this wild world we live in. A student by the name of Hajar Benjida conceptualized the Instagram account @youngthugaspaintings as a last minute school project, thus taking Young Thug’s social media posts and drawing comparisons to the likes of Caravaggio. Forgive me if this sounds dramatic, but Young Thug’s aesthetic likeness to classic paintings is something of a god dream, an odd happening that sounds really strange on paper, but is at once hilarious and beautiful. Below is a roundup of our favorites from @youngthungaspaintings.