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Yungblud Gets Candid About Fame & Expectations: 'Yungblud Became a Real Weight for Me'

Yungblud Gets Candid About Fame & Expectations: 'Yungblud Became a Real Weight for Me'

Yungblud is opening up about success.

The 24-year-old Weird! star spoke out in an interview with Hunger Magazine.

Here’s what he had to say…

On the importance of community: “Growing up in the north is such a beautiful thing because it gives you such a sense of community, and an ability to talk to anyone. Everyone in the streets of Northern England talks to each other whether you’ve met them or not.”

On expectations: “With success, and whatever the f–k ‘fame’ means, comes expectation. I think it’s really scary to fall into people’s expectations, an artist should never become an expectation, because you’re not an expectation, that’s the definition of being an artist…I’m not gonna be the same artist that I am today as I am tomorrow.”

On pressure and speculation: “I think the expectation became too much – Yungblud became a real weight for me. I felt like there was a lot of speculation about me online and all I wanted to do was be myself, and I preach this message telling everyone else [to be yourself] but I forgot to do that myself. ‘Fleabag’ is an expression about that. It’s an expression about that saying don’t be an expectation, be yourself and be beautiful and be proud of it.”

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The star was recently spotted packing on the PDA during a cute date night – see the pics!

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