UPDATE (11/1): Takeoff was shot and killed in Houston, Texas in the early hours of Tuesday (November 1). More details here.
The duo unleashed the video directed by Quavo and Daps on Monday (October 31), right in time for Halloween. The visual finds Quay and Take sleeping in a car before they wake up, both confused by their dreams.
The video progresses into a home where things get a bit spooky for the Atlanta, Georgia, natives as they walk through various rooms and witness a bunch of oddities.
“Messy” stirred up a lot of chatter when the album was first released, thanks to fans thinking Quavo referenced his breakup with Saweetie and rumors that she may have had an affair with someone in his crew.
“I said ‘Caresha, please’ ’cause she too messy / Bitch fucked my dawg behind my back but I ain’t stressin’ / You wanted the gang? You shoulda just said it, we would’ve just blessed it / Now shit got messy,” Huncho rapped on the song “Messy.”
While Quavo didn’t name anyone in particular, many listeners believed he was referring to his partner-in-rhyme and cousin Offset sleeping with his ex-girlfriend Saweetie, suggesting it was the reason behind the Migos’ sudden breakup earlier this year.
Other fans speculated Quavo was talking about fellow Atlanta rapper Lil Baby, who was rumored to have had a fling with Saweetie last year.
The 4PF boss seemingly addressed the situation on the tracks “Stand On It” and “Not Finished” — taken from his newly released album It’s Only Me. Baby spits a few verses that had fans assuming he was somehow involved in the messy situation between Quavo and Saweetie.
“I don’t want yo bitch, we can’t swap out (Swap out)/ They ain’t on shit, tell ’em to pop out (Pop out),” he raps on “Stand On It.”
Then on “Not Finished,” Lil Baby seemingly references the picture of the Icy Girl allegedly sitting on his lap during a New York shopping spree that started the rumors of the two hooking up last year.
“She post a picture without my permission/ Got me in some shit, man, these women is wild,” Baby raps on the song.
Quavo and Takeoff may be handling things as a duo now, but they’re willing to reunite as Migos with Offset under one condition.
On a recent episode of Drink Champs, Quavo asked the podcast crew who they thought could face him and Takeoff in a Verzuz match-up, not including OGs. N.O.R.E. couldn’t decide and instead asked if there was a chance fans would get a one-night-only Migos Verzuz reunion.
“And we can’t do a Migos reunion for one Verzuz? No? That’s not gonna happen,” N.O.R.E. asked before Takeoff simply answered: “If the check right.”