For their first cover of 2018, Rolling Stone recruited none other than Migos. The cover story is a result of veteran rap journalist Touré spending time with the Atlanta rap trio during the recording of their upcoming Culture II back in December.
Over the course of the interview, Migos discussed a variety of hot topics including Offset’s engagement to Cardi B, investing in bitcoin, their beef with Joe Budden, and becoming movie stars.
Check out some highlights below, and be sure to read the full cover story over at Rolling Stone.
Offset is all about intergenerational wealth and stacking that bitcoin.
Offset is constantly talking about money, either his plans to make or to spend it. He loves to floss, but he really loves being able to take care of his family. “I want to have generational money,” he says. “I got three kids, bro. I need all my kids to be educated and wealthy.” His children are eight, two and two. No, the two-year-olds aren’t twins. “I don’t want to be one of those rappers who had it but right now they be on a TV show to keep them going,” Offset says. “I would rather be out the scene, getting my money on Bitcoin.”
Oh, how much do you have in Bitcoin now?
“I don’t like to discuss my investments.”
OK. Is there an investment that you can discuss?
“I bought five houses in Atlanta and I flipped them. Tripled my money. Made, like, $170,000.” Next, he wants to buy a commercial building.
He’s also very much about his wife-to-be Cardi B.
“She is real solid, came from where I came from, did what I did. She’s herself, man. I seen her develop from the trenches all the way up, and I like how she did it. I respect her grind as a woman. She came to the game with some gangsta shit. I like that. I fuck with her. That’s my baby.”
Quavo wants to be a triple threat and get more involved in movies.
“I want to sit down, actually, with Ellen on the couch,” he’ll say. “Sit down with Jimmy Kimmel on the couch, sit down with Fallon or something. Really do the things that these real, real major stars doing.”
“I want to be part of everything. In high school, I played three sports, and in the industry I’m trying to play three sports as well.”
Quavo even addresses the infamous Joe Budden beef.
“I ain’t never had no beef with Joe Budden! I always just been, ‘Fuck him.’ It’s no disrespect when I say, ‘Fuck him.’ It’s not like, ‘Fuck him when I see him, let’s fuck him up.’ It’s like a ‘Fuck him, I’m not bothering him, he ain’t bothering me’ type of fuck. It’s no beef. He’s just a man with bullshit opinions to piss the artists off. And on top of that, he used to be an artist, so he knows what to say to piss us off.”
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