After building a name for himself as the de-facto leader of the beloved supergroup Migos, Quavo is looking to carve a lane as a solo artist. Friday (Oct. 12), the 27-year-old dropped his long-awaited debut solo project, Quavo Huncho.
Although the project, which spans 19 tracks, includes an array of star-studded features, fans are focusing on the possible subbing of one artist in particular: Nicki Minaj.
On the track in question, "Huncho Dreams," Quavo appears to suggest that he has been romantically involved with Minaj, which is something that she also hinted at during her standout track "Barbie Dreams" off of her recent album Queen.
"She said I hurt her feelings 52 times," he spits, seemingly referencing how Minaj vocalized how angry she was at Quavo and his Migos brethren for the way they handled the controversy surrounding their collaborative "MotorSport" track, which also features Cardi B.
"I love Quavo and at the time, on Twitter, I explained how MotorSport came about, and you know, people were saying that I was lying," Nicki said, speaking on the matter during an in-depth interview with Zane Lowe earlier this summer. "So I texted Quavo and I said, 'Hey, just, you know, could you back me up on this because I don't want people to think I'm lying. What do I have to lie about? And he didn't back me up…. He texted me, and he was like, 'I would go on Twitter and back you up if you were my girl lol.' And that hurt, because he's somebody—I love him."
Elsewhere throughout the track, Quavo makes a reference to "FEFE," Minaj's collaboration with 6ix9ine, going on to mention both the track and Minaj by name.
"Nicki (Nicki), do you love me? (Please)," Quavo rap/sings. "Why you crying? (Why?) She don't wanna be a queen unless she got me (Queen) / She don't wanna be on scene unless we married (On scene)."
Take a listen to Quavo's "Huncho Dreams" below and see what fans are saying about the song.
If we being honest “Huncho Dreams” was aight. Quavo didn’t body the record how Nicki did “Barbie Dreams”— Baker (@BuzyBakerr) October 12, 2018
Quavo really told Nicki Minaj “I STILL BEAT THO” in Auto Tune. 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/vhA7JIcn9A— . (@DDotOmen) October 12, 2018
So . . . We not gon talmbout Huncho Dreams and Quavo smashing Nicki? 😭— S. (@Godddessss_) October 12, 2018
Nah? 😭 h’okayyyyy
Y’all are some true idiots if you think huncho dreams was a diss.... but then again y’all also thought Barbie dreams was a diss. Dummies lololol 😂😂— Nicki Da Ninja (@Sasha72078762) October 12, 2018
If Barbie Dreams can be taken as good hip hop fun and not as Nicki talking about how she actually fucked every nigga that raps, why can’t y’all just treat Huncho Dreams the same?— 20DaysofJune (@20daysofJune) October 12, 2018
More specifically misogynoir.
Is Quavo dissing Nicki or apologizing in Huncho Dreams? He better pick one, because the Kingdom wants all the smoke... pic.twitter.com/zE1aj85P6B— DEJI 🇳🇬 (@badboyminaj) October 12, 2018
So Quavo the messy sissy dissing Nicki ? pic.twitter.com/4QB8eYsxmI— Francisco 🕊. (@HelloFrancisco_) October 12, 2018
Quavo : Nicki do you love me, why you crying? ..— Neves.. (@lellis_neves) October 12, 2018
Quavo: Bounce that ass Nicki, if i hurt yo feels im truly sorry, im straight out the jungle, no Safari.... pic.twitter.com/tfiq57OyVe
nicki on her way to queen radio after hearing what quavo said on huncho dream pic.twitter.com/7b1jqN0Yys— gypsy (@teengrime) October 12, 2018