Once JAY-Z and Beyoncé dropped their surprise album EVERYTHING IS LOVE project on TIDAL, many fans deduced that Migos were behind the adlibs on “APESHIT.” The full album credits proved this to be correct, revealing both Quavo and Offset were actually credited as writers.
However, it appears the Migos members were behind more than just random adlibs.
Memes pointing out that Queen Bey sounded like a fourth Migos member appear to have more validity than expected. A reference track that surfaced on Monday (June 18) reveals Quavo and Offset wrote her verses too.
I *knew* the second I heard Beyonce rap "she a thot that you claim" that there was a Migos ref track somewhere out here.
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) June 18, 2018
Why is Beyoncé rapping like she’s the 4th Migos pic.twitter.com/g3Xqg7X9Fr
— 11 Sweetheart??? (@DPtheKid) June 17, 2018
That was too obvious Migos wrote Beyoncé’s verses on that song pic.twitter.com/IFmKS03NBs
— Aaron Killmonger :is this your king!!!??? (@Hi_IamAaron) June 18, 2018
Migos solidified their presence by writing for Beyonce.
— dean (@vxrnvn) June 19, 2018
somebody leaked the reference version of "apeshit" with just migos and offset is rapping beyonce's entire verse and it's better than bey and hov's version….
— Kenny ♨ (@phillycustoms) June 18, 2018
While there were some slight alterations, it’s clear Bey didn’t stray too far from the original vision.
For example, the first from Quavo on the demo goes:
She wanna go with me/ I told her to roll the weed/ She cannot be with me/ But I can put you on the team/ Ice ornaments/ Icy style tournaments/ You ain’t on to this/ Don’t think they on to this
Bey’s verse goes:
He wanna go with me/ He like to roll the weed/ He wanna be with me/ He wanna give me that vitamin D/ Ice ornaments/ Icy style tournaments/ You ain’t on to this/ Don’t think they on to this
Although Beyoncé got an obvious assist from Migos, JAY’s verse seems to be an original.
Listen to the final product below.