Quavo Denies 'Big Bro' Lyrics Being Related to Lil Peep's Death: 'Never Will Speak on the Deceased'

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Quavo with Migos performs during the V-103 Live Pop Up Concert at Philips Arena on March 31, 2018 in Atlanta. 

Normally, Quavo isn't one to comment on public conversation clouding his name. That mind-set changed following the release of his Quavo Huncho solo album, when the Migos frontman was met with backlash regarding lyrics referencing a drug overdose on "Big Bro," which many in the hip-hop community connected to the death of Lil Peep.

"Is you with me or against me/ I'm a OG now so you need me/ Think you poppin' Xanax bars, but it's Fentanyl/ (No-no bars, it's Fentanyl)/ Think you're living life like rockstars but you're dead now," Quavo raps. The 27-year-old decided to speak out and clear the air on Monday (Oct. 15), squashing any sort of controversy with Peep's fans and loved ones. Quavo later clarified his intentions on Twitter, citing the loss of his barber of 10 years to Fentanyl.

"Lil Peep Is A Legend A Real Rockstar. N E V E R will speak on the deceased. I believe in god I pray to GOD every day. I Don't question GOD plans I lost my barber For 10 yrs to FENTANYL R.I.P. Show R.I.P XXX RIP TO ANYBODY WHO LOST THEIR LIFE TO DRUG ABUSE," he wrote. 

Those that initially criticized Quavo for his "Big Bro" lyrics seemed to have changed their tune, accepting his viable explanation. "Real! Thank you, this means a lot," penned No Jumper's Adam 22. "Bless," tweeted rapper Fat Nick in response to Huncho.

"I got mad respect for you for coming out with this statement. We needed to hear it. It’s all love now! Thank you for clearing this up @QuavoStuntin real one," frequent Lil Peep collaborator and producer Smokeasac said

Check out Quavo's clarification below. 


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