Inquiring Migos fans have been wanting to know why Takeoff was the only member without a verse on their hit “Bad & Boujee.” Nearly six years after the song’s release, there is finally an explanation.
In a teaser for the return of Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller‘s Rap Radar podcast, Quavo chalked Takeoff’s exclusion up to lack of time, as the group was eager to release a new record.
“I just think it was just timing,” he said. “We was just tryna get something out. We was actually pissed off because we ain’t have no music out a couple months before that little wave.”
The group, Huncho added, eventually decided to leak the song on SoundCloud, as they were embroiled in a lawsuit with their former label, 300 Entertainment.
“Bad & Boujee” was released in 2016 and featured a guest verse from Lil Uzi Vert. The song, Quavo revealed, was supposed to be a collaboration solely between Offset and Lil Uzi, but he managed to squeeze in a verse at the last minute.
“I wasn’t even finna be on it. It was gonna be Set and Uzi,” Huncho explained. “I had to do my verse on some quick, fast, rush s**t. It was just everybody running to the song and trying to get it done.”
Fortunately, the single performed well, earning Migos a #1 hit, a Grammy nomination and a four-times Platinum certification.
The Rap Radar interview featuring Quavo and Takeoff — also known as Unc & Phew — premieres Thursday. As for Offset, he’s preparing for the release of his new single, “54321,” due out on Friday.
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