Bad and Newsie: Your Weekly Migos Update (5/22-5/28)

It may be Memorial Day, but I’m convinced that Migos never rest so neither will I!

Following their SNL performance along side Katy Perry, World Of Wonder, the company who produces RuPaul’s Drag Race and creates many drag queen interest pieces, published an article claiming that the members of Migos held up rehearsals after they refused to perform alongside drag queens. The story was picked up by several news, music, and LGBTQ+ blogs and sites and spread also like wildfire across Twitter. Fans were rightfully upset as this isolates their LGBTQ+ fans and is disappointing after they claimed that they “love all people” following iLoveMakonnen coming out earlier this year. However, the SNL story was quickly debunked as several drag queens who were featured in the story came forward saying that it was not true and representatives for both Migos and Katy Perry said that the story was misconstrued.

Mondays may be for Migos, but this Thursday was specifically for Takeoff as he released his first solo tune. Although the group said they are not breaking up, they announced they have no plans to end working on solo projects and Takeoff finally felt the need to begin his own. “Intruder” is a two minute long tune (Thursday, Takeoff, two… there is a lot of alliteration happening here that seems almost too good to be true) that serves as a crude warning that Takeoff is not afraid to defend himself with a firearm.

In the midst of their tour with Future, Migos took Solange’s spot at Boston Calling after she had to cancel due to unforeseen technical and production issues on Friday. Taking up this major festival set in the middle of their biggest tour yet proves that these boys don’t know how to take a day off.

I also couldn’t mention this tour without including this ICONIC video of the Cavs getting down to Future’s classic “March Madness” during the tour’s stop in Ohio this week.

Migos ended the week by releasing a tune called “To Hotty” this Friday. The trio follows in the footsteps of The Mountain Goats by honoring a former professional wrestler, Scotty 2 Hotty, through a song. The Soundcloud release is off an Atlanta rappers collaboration with label Quality Control that will also feature Lil Yachty and OG Maco. Check out Migos’ newest release here: