The stars were out this weekend in Atlanta for the BET Hip Hop Awards, and Bossip had the chance to catch up with one of the hottest rappers in the game, Young Thug, on the green carpet.

Thugger was asked point blank what he means when he calls other men like Birdman or Rich Homie Quan names like "hubby," "bae," "lover," etc. His response? It's just a part of their lingo.

"It's the language. It's nothing stupid and fruity going on. It's the way we talk, it's the way we live. Those are my baes, those are my lovers, my hubbies, whatever you want to call them."

When asked if calling men these affectionate names on social media is a strategic business move to attract attention & publicity, Thug says he can't say yes or no to that.

Young thug also denies that his threatening remarks on Instagram last week were not aimed at Kevin Gates, though he didn't say exactly who they were aimed at either.

Take a look at the IG posts in question above. Do you believe Thugger's habit of calling men these affectionate names is simply his own lingo or is something else going on here? Sound off below.

Source: Bossip