The Migos are finally explaining the question we’ve wanted to know for over half a decade: Why was Takeoff left off of “Bad and Boujee?”
The 2016 hit got the ATL rap group on the map –and got them their first Grammy nom– but they left fans confused when only 2/3 of the group were heard on the hit-making track. In an upcoming interview with Rap Radar, Elliott Wilson asked, “Was it something about ‘Bad and Boujee’ why you didn’t wanna rap on that beat? Why wasn’t you on that song when it came out?”
“I just think it was just timing,” Quavo responded. “We was just trying to get something out. We was actually pissed off because we ain’t have no music out. I think like a couple months before the whole little wave and we was going through the litigation with 300 [Entertainment], so we ended up leaking ‘Bad and Boujee’ on SoundCloud first. S—, I wasn’t even gonna be on it. I had to do my verse on some quick fast in a rush s—. So, it was just like everybody running to the song and trying to get it done.”
The absence of Takeoff on the track made headlines when the song came out back in 2016. The rap trio got into many beefs with media personalities due to Takeoff missing from the song.
“Bad and Boujee” features Red & White creator Lil Uzi Vert and went on to land the rap trio a nomination for Best Rap Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. It peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.