Quavo and Saweetie have made no secret of their romance, but have largely focussed on the musical aspect of their respective careers.
However, in the new issue of GQ, the Hip-Hop pair lift the lid on their love.
Beyond posing it up for a stylish shoot (lensed by Pari Dukovic), the couple opened up about their hilarious start, upcoming music, and how they’ve improved each other as individuals.
Pics and quotes after the jump…
On Initial Attraction:
Saweetie: “He’s always been fine to me,” she says, blushing. “In a group chat [with friends], I would screenshot his picture and be like, ‘Damn, this n*gga is fine.’ ”
Quavo: “I seen her on my Explore page,” remembers Quavo, who joins us to pick at a burger and fries. “I was like, ‘Damn! Who is this?’ So I did my research and I DM her. I was like, ‘How she going to call herself icy and she don’t talk to me?’ ”
“So I slid in her DM,” he adds. “I told her, ‘You an icy girl, you need a glacier boy.’”
On Their First Date:
Having persuaded Saweetie to come to his city, Quavo had an entire day planned for them. He brought her to one of his favorite steak houses, Stoney River, where he nearly choked to death on a crab cake. (“I’m still getting to know him, so I feel awkward because he’s, like, choking at the table,” she remembers.) After dinner, Quavo took Saweetie to the headquarters of Quality Control Music to give her a tour of the studio. The evening would end, like many Atlanta nights do, at Magic City—the legendary strip club where exotic dancers turn twerking into an Olympic sport and its DJs are among the most powerful hitmakers in the industry. The music was on 100, bills were flying—and then a fight broke out.
I didn’t know if it was on some gang sh*t, so it was like, ‘Let’s get to the car!’ ” he says, shaking his head in embarrassment. “All this time, I forget I’m having a date! She catches up and cussed me out in front of Magic City. And we ain’t look back since.”
Saweetie On Her Goals:
“I feel like I’ve shown like 30 percent of what I can do. I know where I want to be, and in order to go there, you have to reflect and you have to take these moments and realize that these choices being made, whether they’re big or small, determine what path you’re on.
I know what path I want to be on, and that’s the fucking megastar path.”
Quavo On Improving His Solo Music:
“I tried to club too much on my album, and I didn’t give them nothing personal. If I would’ve went a little personal, I think my album would have been a little bit better.”
Quavo On Migos’ Upcoming Album:
“The vibe on the album is more of Culture, and that’s all I should really share. We feel good. We feel new and refreshed.”
On How They’ve Elevated One Another:
Saweetie: “Growing up I struggled with communication, and he has taught me to be a better communicator. I feel like I’m growing and I’m maturing because of him—not the music, not Saweetie, but Diamonté.… I don’t know how I would be as a person if I would have never met him.”
Quavo: “When she talk to me and when we started talking to each other, the Saweetie sh*t go out the window and the Quavo sh*t go out the window. I give her Quavious. I give her what my mama calls me. I don’t let people inside my life, and I let her inside. And she’s helping me grow up. She’s showing me how to love a woman.”