The Daily Beast: Migos is the Most Controversial Rap Group in America

The Daily Beast: Migos is the Most Controversial Rap Group in America

The story highlights the trio's feud with Chief Keef and their rowdy concert in Albany.

Published April 10, 2015

Respected online publication The Daily Beast has given "New Atlanta" rap trio Migos a hefty new moniker. In a recent profile titled "Migos: Hip Hop's Biggest Hellraisers," the rap group's misfortunes and beefs in the industry are all counted as evidence for the title.

Among the most widely mentioned setbacks in the article, the two that stand out most are the trio's rowdiest concert held last month in Albany and their short, but notable, beef with rapper Chief Keef.

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Despite the claims, Migos holds firm that this is not an accurate depiction of their character. Back in March, the trio blamed city officials for encouraging the crowd inside of Albany's Washington Avenue Armory, which ulimately led to an altercation that left six men stabbed and one woman robbed and assaulted. Migos was eventually banned from the arena.

Takeoff, one-third of the group, told The Daily Beast that the venue's decision was unfair and that there's evidence to prove it: "It be pissin' me off because they're messin' with a lot of our money by putting our name on something that has nothing to do with us," he said. "You can see in the pictures that we're on stage performing and doing what we do."

Quavo continued his point, stating that if venues and promoters want the group to perform at their events, they must have adequate security in place due to the "type of music" they perform: "If you want the Migos to come to your venue, you need to have security there because of the type of music we're rappin'," he said. "We get fans excited. We're gonna give you a great show. We're tellin' you to drink one time, smoke one time, so beef up [the security] and we'll get with it."

Ending his statement, he refuted the claims of their involvement in the night's events, saying, "We weren't with the stabbin' and s**t. It didn't have nothin' to do with us, but they banned us."

The article, which dubs them "the most controversial rap group in America," goes more in-depth into their rise to fame, their rap influences and their history with Chicago rapper Chief Keef.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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