It looks like the Migos may have some “Straightenin'” to do — pun intended! Ever since the hip-hop music trio stepped onto the scene in 2008, fans have been in awe with their artistry. The group is known for creating trap music with a dose of mumble rap that has shifted the genre and influenced their ever-growing fanbase. Thanks to the Migos' hit songs that include “Versace,” “Bad and Boujee,” “Stir Fry,” and more, the group has been a mainstay in hip-hop for more than a decade.
However, it appears that trouble may be looming within the group.
Hip-hop fans know that groups rarely stay together. While the Migos have all released solo projects, the group has always come together to make music. However, social media has been buzzing since May 2022 about the group possibly going their separate ways for good. The group then caused a stir by canceling their 2022 Governors Ball performance in June. And now, the crew is in the headlines yet again after an album announcement and a solo TV performance.
So, did the Migos break up? Here’s everything that we know.
The Migos breakup rumors have resurfaced yet again after Offset performed on 'The Tonight Show.'
Breakup rumors in regards to the Migos have continued to bubble over the surface. According to TMZ, the rumors took another turn due to Offset's performance on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. The MC performed two songs, "Code" and "54321," which are his new solo records.
Interestingly, Offset's performance was followed by Quavo and Takeoff's announcement of their solo album "Only Built 4 Infinity Links." It also follows their single "Big Stunna" which was released on the same day as Offset's "Code" on Aug. 26, 2022. And of course, the timeline has made fans believe even more that a Migos split is imminent.
Plus, Offset is currently at war with the group's label, Quality Control, over his solo career, and things have worsened. TMZ reported in August 2022 that Offset filed a lawsuit against the label and claims that "he negotiated his solo deal and paid handsomely" for the rights to music. Now that he has officially released the project, Offset says that Quality Control has reneged on the deal, per documents obtained by the outlet.
Not to mention, this all follows the major letdown the Migos gave fans with canceling their June 2022 Governor's Ball performance. On June 7, the Governor's Ball official Twitter page shared the troubling news that the Migos would no longer be performing at the New York City three-day musical festival.
Naturally, social media users attributed the cancelation to rumors of the trio going their separate ways. Sources told TMZ at the time that the Migos had not disbanded, and that the group had only skipped the show due to a scheduling conflict. A label representative told the outlet that the Migos had to bow out because Quavo was filming for a movie. Unfortunately, the schedule didn't align.
Now that a lawsuit has come to light, as well as solo projects coming to fruition on both sides, fans are convinced that it's only a matter of time before the Migos are no more.
Migos breakup rumors first surfaced in May 2022 after Offset and his wife, Cardi B, unfollowed Takeoff and Quavo on Instagram.
Per Hypebeast, Twitter user @Kurrco noticed that Offset and Cardi B unfollowed both Takeoff and Quavo. It’s unclear when the hip-hop couple hit the unfollow button, but the Twitter user shared the revelation on the platform on May 18, 2022.
As of this writing, Cardi B and Offset are still unfollowing Quavo and Takeoff on social media and vice versa.
Considering that social media is known to be the land of all things messy, it’s no surprise that the breakup rumors have been running rampant. Given the new developments, it's safe to say that things are pretty shaky between the Migos. Hopefully, everyone can come to an understanding and get back to making music together as one unit.