When Migos drop their new album, 'Culture 3,' this Friday, Lil Baby may be rooting for their sales to flop. They've long been rumored to not like each other, and this latest sneak diss from Baby is only adding to the chatter.
Following Migos' performance of "Straightenin," their lead 'Culture 3' single, at the Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, Lil Baby appeared to laugh at Quavo's opening flex on the track. "N****s act like somеthin' been taken / Ain't nothing but a little bit of straightenin'!"
It's tough to pinpoint when the differences between Baby and Migos (especially Offset and Quavo) started. Back in March 2020, just before the pandemic, Baby offered some eye-opening insight into their relationship during an interview with The Breakfast Club.
"They're my mans and them, we on the same label, but we don't really be making music together like that," he said. "They be in their vibe, I be in my vibe."
Around this same time, a report surfaced that members of Baby's 4PF crew jumped Offset, stealing everything he had and leaving him stranded in only his boxers. While Baby claimed it was "fake news," a blog pointed out Offset had unfollowed Baby on IG.
The clearest example of bad blood stems from an Aug. 2020 chat featuring all 3 Migos. Peter Rosenberg asked whether they were impressed by Baby's meteoric rise and the impact of his social justice anthem, "The Bigger Picture," to which Quavo very briefly answered, "Fasho."
Not only are Lil Baby and Migos competitors within Atlanta. They're also signed to the same label, Quality Control, where Baby seems to have become the top priority. His 2020 album, 'My Turn,' has sold over 3 million copies to date, roughly 3x as many as Migos' best-selling 2017 album, 'Culture.'
This likely hierarchy shift could've influenced Migos' decision to sue QC and their lawyer, Damien Granderson, for millions of dollars last summer. They alleged he favored QC and "concealed" a distribution deal with Capitol Records, though they dropped the case this past February.
Someone else in questionable standing with the Migos is former NBA center Kendrick Perkins, who called Quavo's latest bars "trash."
The 36-year-old is still salty about the time Huncho rapped, "Get no playin' time, Kendrick Perkins," a few years ago on "F**k 12."