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Migos get Golden Globes spotlight thanks to Donald Glover and ‘Atlanta’

Atlanta's Migos received a giant spotlight at the Golden Globes. (Stephen Spillman / for the AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Atlanta’s Migos received a giant spotlight at the Golden Globes. (Stephen Spillman / for the AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Donald Glover likely did more than enhance the reputation of “Atlanta” – and Atlanta – at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards.

His acceptance speech during the first of two awards he earned for the critically acclaimed, cleverly written FX hit included a surprising shout-out to a locally reared rap trio.

“I’d like to thank the Migos—not for being on the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee’,” Glover said from the stage at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

The song is the first single from Migos’ upcoming album, “Culture,” and the Atlanta rappers used a thank you tweet to Glover as an outlet to promote its release. The single is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 – right behind Atlanta residents Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane with “Black Beatles.”

But Glover’s love for Quavo, Takeoff and Offset extended beyond the cameras.

According to L.A. Times reporter Tre’vell Anderson, Glover said backstage of the rap duo, “I think they’re The Beatles of this generation. They don’t get a lot of respect outside of Atlanta.” He also commented of “Bad and Boujee,” “There’s no better song to have sex to.”

Migos appear in the third episode – titled “Go For Broke”- of the maiden season of “Atlanta.”

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Take a listen to “Bad and Boujee” (warning: language)


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