Quavo and Saweetie talk about their relationship in New Interview + GQ Cover.
The hip hop power give fans an inside glimpse at their two-years together in a new GQ feature. In the feature, both the Migo and the Icy Grl take turns telling the story of how they first met, and where the budding romance went from there. Like any modern day fairytale, it all started on Instagram. “I seen her on my Explore page,” Quavo recalled. “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. I told her, ‘You an icy girl, you need a glacier boy.'”
As the couple relayed to writer Gerrick D. Kennedy, it all started thanks to Instagram’s Explore page.
“I was like, ‘How she going to call herself icy and she don’t talk to me?'” Quavo joked. “So I slid in her DM. I told her, ‘You an icy girl, you need a glacier boy.'”
From there, per Saweetie, they exchanged emoji—a snowflake and a stir-fry, to be exact—before eventually entering into hours-long discussions on the phone. After months of this, the two spent time together in person in 2018 at a party in Los Angeles, though it wasn’t until later that they embarked on what they both consider their first official date: dinner at Stoney River in Atlanta, followed by a drop-in at the Quality Control Music studio and a visit to Magic City.
“I’m still getting to know him, so I feel awkward because he’s, like, choking at the table,” Saweetie, whose birthday-celebrating “Pretty Bitch Freestyle” dropped earlier this month, recalled.
As for quarantine agendas, the article notes that the two artists have put the convenience of living a mere five minutes away from each other to good use by keeping up a schedule of separate recording sessions and time spent together when out of the studio. Recently, they’ve been making their way through Ozark on Netflix.
“We’ve been watching Ozark, but he falls asleep,” Sweetie said, adding that she’s up until “three or four in the morning” while Quavo is asleep by midnight and up early the following morning.
Quavo and Saweetie spoke candidly about what they’ve both learned from their relationship and how those lessons might inform their future. For Saweetie, she’s learned the power of communication.
“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,” she said.
And for Quavo, emotional growth has also been a gift. In fact, he credits his previous difficulties with letting people in as being a hurdle when it came to putting together his solo debut album Quavo Huncho. If he had taken a more personal approach, he explained, the album “would have been a little bit better.”
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Saweetie is a breakout L.A. rapper. Quavo is a Migo. Their romance started out as modern as any: with a DM slide and a messy first date at the strip club. For the August issue of GQ, the power couple opens up to @GerrickKennedy about flirting, music, and megastardom. Photographs by @Paridukovic. Styled by @Mobolajidawodu.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) July 16, 2020