Quavo, Offset and Takeoff — née, the Migos — will release their anticipated third album CULTURE II in a matter of days (January 26th). Ahead of the album’s release, the trio now grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
During their time with writer Touré, the three spoke on the album (“they’ve got 30 great songs they want to whittle down to 20 or 21 perfect ones”), the “occasional drama” in their lives, and more. Some choice quotes:
On working with Kanye
Migos also say Kanye West worked on a number of songs, but they aren’t planning to use all of those tracks on Culture II. “He did more [songs],” Takeoff says. “We sitting on them right now, man.”
Their love-hate relationship with Joe Budden
Quavo went on to use “Joe Budden” as a synonym for hater – he put that in the chorus of “Ice Tray,” a collaboration between Quavo and Lil Yachty from late last year. But now Quavo all but dismisses him. “I ain’t never had no beef with Joe Budden!” he says. “I always just been, ‘F**k him.’ It’s no disrespect when I say, ‘F**k him.’ It’s not like, ‘F**k him when I see him, let’s f**k him up.’ It’s like a ‘F**k him, I’m not bothering him, he ain’t bothering me’ type of f**k. It’s no beef. He’s just a man with bullsh*t opinions to piss the artists off. And on top of that, he used to be an artist, so he knows what to say to piss us off.” In a video Budden released online, he laughed about the song and said, “They are trash,” but reached for comment for this story, he just says, “I love Lord Quavious.”