The Best Migos Pop Collaborations

Migos photographed Feb. 13 at Sunset Ranch Hollywood in Los Angeles.
Olivia Bee

Migos photographed Feb. 13 at Sunset Ranch Hollywood in Los Angeles. 

Currently the toasts of the industry, still piping hot after the success of their Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 smash “Bad and Boujee” earlier this year, it’s safe to say that Migos is having a moment.

In addition to being skillful, charismatic rappers, the trio -- comprised of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset -- has been navigating multiple genres since they first broke out in 2013. Hot on the heels of their rising Katy Perry collab "Bon Appetit" and the news that they recently collaborated with former One Direction member Liam Payne, here are the buzzy group’s most notable forays into the pop realm, ranging from smashes with fellow superstars to deep-cut remixes and everything in between.

Bon appetit!

Katy Perry feat. Migos, “Bon Appetit”

The trio’s most mainstream collaboration to date finds them teamed up with Katy Perry on “Bon Appetit,” the second single from the pop queen’s highly anticipated upcoming fifth studio album. Filled with sultry double-entendres, the track features all three members of Migos, with Quavo dropping tasty lines like “Sweet tooth, no tooth fairy/ Whipped cream, no dairy.” However, the track was not without controversy, as the LGBT-friendly Perry was blasted for working with Migos after the trio landed in hot water after making homophobic remarks about fellow artist ILoveMakonnen. (They later apologized in a March Billboard cover story.)

Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos, "Slide"

“Do you slide on all your nights like this?” So asks Frank Ocean on this bass-driven Calvin Harris smash that showcases blends of pop, disco and hip-hop. Of course Migos takes care of the latter genre, with Quavo and Offset both getting a verse and spitting rhymes like “We gon’ pipe up and turn up/ We gon’ light up and burn up,” while the two reference everything from I Love Lucy’s Ricky Ricardo to Goyard bags. Released in February, “Slide” marked the latest hit for Harris and received immediate acclaim thanks to the fact it showcases three buzzy artists at the top of their respective games.

Fall Out Boy feat. Migos, "Irresistible" remix

Long before the trio got “Bad and Boujee,” they guested on this 2015 remix of Fall Out Boy’s track “Irresistible,” which was originally found on their sixth album American Beauty/American Psycho. The Migos version is actually the second remix of the song (the first featured guest vocals from Demi Lovato). The Migos version is featured on the rockers' album filled exclusively with remixes dubbed Make America Psycho Again. Produced by frequent Migos collaborator Zaytoven (more on him later), their concoction is a complete instrumental rework of the original version of “Irresistible,” but manages to go just as hard.

Sean Paul feat. Migos, "Body"

Released the same day as Perry’s “Bon Appetit,” the trio’s rhymes can also be heard on Sean Paul’s pulsating track “Body.” A reggae-infused dancehall jam, “Body” is the latest track in what’s becoming a recent streak for Paul. (His recent collaboration with Dua Lipa, “No Lie,” is also rising up the charts.) When it comes to Migos’ contribution to “Body,” the guys are up to their typical lyrical antics, filling their rhymes with references to designer brands (Chanel! Lamborghini! Christian Dior!) and legendary names (Sinatra). Perhaps even more fun than the track itself is its carnival-inspired video. 

Justin Bieber feat. Migos, "Looking for You"

You read that right: Even Migos contracted a case of Bieber Fever! For Justin’s one-off 2014 single “Looking for You,” the pop superstar recruited the group to add some extra flair early in their career following their acclaimed 2013 mixtape Young Rich N----s. “Looking for You” effectively gave Bieber some added street cred while expanding the Migos’ audience. Though it wasn’t a chart-topper, the result is a fun jam that features Bieber’s crooning vocals while the group essentially acts as hype men.

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