Migos Cover ‘Rolling Stone,’ Talk ‘CULTURE II,’ Cardi B & Joe Budden.

Rolling Stone have unveiled their first — and fire — cover of 2018, graced by Migos. Penned by OG journalist Touré, the cover story shadows the Atlanta trio in late December as they finish their upcoming album CULTURE II (out January 26). Offset opens up about his relationship with Cardi B and goal to achieve generational wealth (Hov would be proud) while Quavo discusses the group’s beef with Joe Budden and his personal aspirations of becoming a movie star — both as an actor and producer.

Offset, Takeoff and Quavo (from left) Theo Wenner for Rolling Stone

Offset, Takeoff and Quavo (from left) Theo Wenner for Rolling Stone

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The cover story also touches on CULTURE II, which features guest spots from Travi$ Scott, Big Sean and Ty Dolla $ign, and was recorded primarily on the road in places such as South Africa. “Club rocking. The beat, the bass is everything. We’re not really a slow-down artist. It’s light, it’s fun, it’s lit,” says Offset. “It’s still trap,” Takeoff adds. “We got a little funkier. It’s not all the way funk. There’s still a Migos vibe.”

Check out a few highlights below and click here to read the full cover story.

Offset on his relationship with Cardi B:

In October, at a concert in Philadelphia, Offset proposed to Cardi onstage, in front of thousands. Why do it that way? “So she wouldn’t think I was playing,” he says. “Let the world see that shit. I must have spent half a million on that [ring].”

Why do you want to marry her?

“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 on Migos’ beef with Joe Budden:

“I ain’t never had no beef with Joe Budden!” he says. “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.” In a video Budden released online, he laughed about the song and said, “They are trash,” but reached for comment for this story, he just says, “I love Lord Quavious.”

Quavo on his aspirations of movie stardom:

Quavo delivered several dozen guest verses in 2017, appearing on songs by everyone from Liam Payne to Mary J. Blige. He’s dying to be more famous than he already is. “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.” He plans to build himself into a triple threat. “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.” He means making music and acting in and producing movies; he recently said he’s working on something inspired by the films he grew up loving: “Juice, Menace II Society, all the Snoop Dogg movies, Master P movies, I Got the Hook-Up, Baller Blockin’ – the Big Tymers movie.”

On CULTURE II:

Despite the unusual setting, Culture II has “the original Migos sound,” Offset says. “Club rocking. The beat, the bass is everything. We’re not really a slow-down artist. It’s light, it’s fun, it’s lit.” “It’s still trap,” Takeoff adds. “We got a little funkier. It’s not all the way funk. There’s still a Migos vibe.”

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