Just when you thought it was over, one-third of the Migos trap trio, Quavo, and Lil Yachty have brought their respective 2017 beefs with Joe Budden on wax and on camera for a new record titled “Ice Tray.”
Before hitting play on the single from the Quality Control collective album, the cover art of “Ice Tray” tells fans all they need to know about where the men stand with the Everyday Struggle co-host.
It shows an obviously Photoshopped and unsightly photo of the Everyday Struggle cohost with a sleeve full of tattoos, as the most obvious tat has “QC” inside of a heart and the title of his classic single “Pump It Up” inked right below it. The Joey mock-up also has a chest heavy with chains such as Yachty’s flashy Bart Simpson piece while holding what appears to be rocks as surrounding fingers point and flip the bird at him.
The head-bobbing record begins with a chorus from Quavo where he gets straight down to business.
“Ice tray, young n***a flooded,” he raps. “If a n***a hatin', call him Joe Budden (p***y).”
After spitting his first verse, Yachty occupies the second as the two boast their young, wild, icy lifestyles that they wear symbolically on their necks. If you’ll recall, Quavo’s spat with Joey took place at the 2017 BET Awards when the whole Migos clique prepared for a throwdown with him after he walked out on their gray carpet interview. Yachty’s beef was started on Joey’s main beef-igniting grounds, Everyday Struggle, when the New Jersey emcee blew up on Lil Boat for lack of his own music business awareness.
The official music video hasn’t dropped just yet, but Joey’s Everyday Struggle partner DJ Akademiks posted a flick of the cast from the visual that will definitely turn heads. In what appears to be a reenactment of the trio from the Complex web series, Nadeska Alexis, Joey and Akademiks lookalikes are seen seated in their respective Everyday Struggle seats. Quavo even snapped a photo opp with the Nadeska double for kicks and giggles.
And judging by Joey’s fire emoji comments on the “Bad and Boujee” rapper’s Instagram post announcing the single with the anti-Joe Budden cover art, he’s just as anxious to see what’s to come from the creative as everyone else.
Listen to “Ice Tray” below and see what heights Quavo and Yachty are taking their beef with Uncle Joe to this time.
(Photo from left: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images, Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Philymack)