Chart-topping Atlanta trio, Migos, may be known for doling out contagious catchphrases (“yeah, dat way” and “raindrop, drop top” to name a few) but Quavo, Takeoff and Offset are also unfiltered in their opinions.
Rolling Stone recently shadowed chart-topping Atlanta trio Migos at Atlanta’s Quality Control Studios, and picked up some quotes from the “Bad and Boujee” MCs about the Super Bowl (“Shoulda had us doing ‘Bad and Boujee’! We need to do that song at the Super Bowl!”), politics and hip-hop artist iLoveMakonnen’s recent coming out as gay.
While not explicitly political, Quavo reveals that he recorded a line during the primaries referencing Bernie Sanders’ tagline: “Jump jump, I don’t fuck with Donald Trump/I feel the Bern, feel the Bern – Bernie Sanders!” He explained of the lyric, “Bernie was in the trenches back in the day, really in the streets.”
As for their feelings towards Trump, Quavo commented on the turnout for the president’s swearing in (“The inauguration was weak”) and added Quavo, “It wasn’t as thick as the last house party, you dig? If it’s some buffoonery, some laugh shit, people ain’t pulling up. Trump’s laughable.”
Diverting away from political matters, Migos also commented on fellow Atlanta star iLoveMakonnen’s Twitter reveal. While many fans have been supportive, the Atlanta trio were less so. Here’s the excerpt.
“Damn, Makonnen!” Quavo bellows after an awkward interlude. “They supported him?” Quavo asks, raising an eyebrow. “That’s because the world is fucked up,” says Offset. “This world is not right,” Takeoff says. “We ain’t saying it’s nothing wrong with the gays,” says Quavo. But he suggests that Makonnen’s sexuality undermines his credibility, given the fact that “he first came out talking about trapping and selling Molly, doing all that.”
He frowns. “That’s wack, bro.”
Billboard has reached out to Migos’ rep for additional comment.
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