Takeoff was notably left off of the Migos’ blockbuster song “Bad and Boujee,” which Quavo and Takeoff have now explained. The two mentioned that it was a time issue in an interview with Rap Radar that will be conducted soon.
“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?” Elliott Wilson kindly posed the question in a snippet that he posted on Twitter, prior to the release of the entire interview. “I just think it was just timing,” Quavo answered.
“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 N Boujee’ on SoundCloud first. Sh*t, I wasn’t even gonna be on it. I had to do my verse on some quick fast in a rush sh*t. So it was just like everybody running to the song and trying to get it done.”
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) August 16, 2022
When “Bad and Boujee” was released in 2016, Takeoff’s absence from the song generated a lot of discussion. The three rappers were extremely agitated when asked about it by Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks in 2017, which led to a viral video of them sparring with Budden.