Migos’ Quavo Talks About His ‘Atlanta’ Guest Role

"I always respected [Donald Glover] and his craft so I instantly wanted to be a part of it."

Yesterday, Atlanta aired their strongest and most promising episode to date. One of the highlights was a cameo by the Migos. The plot highlights the protagonists, Paper Boi and Darius, are still connected to the street life despite their music aspirations. The Migos played literally "the migos," which included Quavo, Offset and Takeoff as well as their on-screen cousin, Tanqueray. Quavo does most of the spoken parts and it's actually his first time acting. Complex reached out to Quavo to talk about the appearance -- check out a few highlights below and read the full feature here.

So how did Donald approach you?
His people reached out to our people, but I always had a good relationship with him on some artist to artist sh*t. I always respected him and his craft so I instantly wanted to be a part of it. I didn’t even know it was going to be this big, I just thought he was shooting a short film or something like that, and luckily it did good, know what I’m saying? I would give him a yes just off of our relationship period, though.

Your scenes are great. Have you always thought about acting?
Don’t tell me that. [Laughs.] I really ain’t seen [the finished episode yet] so I really can’t tell you what I want to do. I want to see it and then can tell you like, "Godd*mn I want to further this sh*t." But hell yeah if that sh*t looking crazy, n*gga, sign me up for something else, I’m ready.

What was it like when you guys filmed Atlanta? How long was it?

It was two days. We shot out of… I want to say deep down by Henry County over that way on the south side. We were out there all day. That was my first time—I mean like, I’ve been in videos but that TV stuff, you really got to repeat it and you really gotta do what you were doing the last five minutes ago. Like, "Wait, this pencil goes right here because the camera was here." You gotta keep that sh*t in the same spot or else you’ll f*ck up the whole scene.

When you were on set was there an actor you were thinking of, or trying to model your performance after?

Nah, I was just trying to find my Quavo. [Laughs.] I was already in there with the dude who plays Snoop out of Straight Outta Compton—I was kind of catching his vibe, you know what I mean?

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