Quavo has given a definitive answer about the future of the Migos in the wake of TakeOff’s death.
Huncho released a new song called “Greatness” on Wednesday (February 22), which finds him celebrating the legacy of his group while navigating a path forward without his nephew by his side.
“Never forget that the Migos amazin’/ Look at the ice and the knots in my pants, you know that them young n-ggas made it,” he raps over upbeat, horn-laced production from DJ Durel.
During the song’s outro, he acknowledges: “I couldn’t do it without the greatest group in the world … I couldn’t do it without the greatest nephew in the world.”
However, any hope of the Migos extending their run gets comprehensively shot down by Quavo, who declares: “Came in, swept the game like a storm with the muthafucking flow, n-gga, Take did that/ So don’t ask about the group, he gone, we gone, young n-gga it can’t come back, damn!”
The song’s accompanying video shows the Georgia native watching old footage of him and TakeOff on TV inside his mansion, while also flexing his jewelry, cars and basketball skills.
Takeoff was shot and killed outside a Houston bowling alley on November 1. According to police, the 28-year-old rapper was an innocent bystander to a dice game involving Quavo and other men, which escalated into an argument and, tragically, a shootout.
Cracks in the Migos’ close-knit relationship began to appear months before TakeOff’s passing, though. Rumors of the group disbanding circulated last May after fans noticed Offset and his wife Cardi B had unfollowed both Quavo and TakeOff on Instagram.
That same day, Quavo and TakeOff announced they had formed a new duo called Unc & Phew — a nod to their familial ties — and were readying their first single, “Hotel Lobby.” The song eventually landed on their Only Built For Infinity Links album, which dropped just weeks before TakeOff’s murder.
While an explanation for their apparent split has yet to be given, Quavo alluded to disloyalty on Offset’s part during an interview on the Big Facts podcast last October.
“We stand on real deal loyalty, and sometimes that shit ain’t displayed,” he said. “This ain’t got nothing to do with no label, no paperwork, no [Quality Control Music], nothing. This got something to do with the three brothers. And shit, it is what it is. Right now, we gon’ be the duo ’til time tell.”
“Greatness” serves as Quavo’s second musical offering since TakeOff’s death following the somber “Without You,” which he released in January.
The 31-year-old performed the song alongside the Maverick City Music choir at the 2023 Grammys Awards earlier in February, which saw him hold aloft Take’s chain as a photo of his late nephew filled the giant onstage screen behind him.
The performance allegedly further sowed discord between the surviving Migos members, with TMZ reporting that Quavo and Offset got into a fight backstage at the Grammys after the former refused to let the latter join him onstage.
Offset refuted the report by tweeting: “What tf look like fighting my brother yal niggas is crazy,” but a video that emerged days later showing Cardi B yelling at multiple people backstage lent credence to the story.
“Both of y’all wrong! Both of y’all! This is not right!” she can be heard saying in the clip. “No bitch, shut the fuck up ’cause you shouldn’t have been talking.”
After re-emerging from the fracas and walking past reporters, Cardi regained her composure and played it coy when quizzed about the incident.
“I heard you back here settled some stuff,” one reporter asked her, to which she replied: “The only thing I settled was my outfit, honey” with a laugh.