On the song, Quavo raps about being a role model for younger artists entering the industry, though some lines about drug abuse rubbed some listeners the wrong way.
Many were quick to interpret the lyrics "Think you poppin' Xanax bars, but it's fentanyl / Think you're living life like rock stars but you're dead now" as a slight against Peep, who died of an overdose prior to a show in Arizona last November.
In a tweet today, Quavo clarified that "Lil Peep Is A Legend A Real Rockstar," and that he "N E V E R will speak on the deceased."
He also revealed he lost his barber of 10 years to a fentanyl overdose, adding "RIP TO ANYBODY WHO LOST THERE [sic] LIFE TO DRUG ABUSE!"
Upon the album's release, producer and Peep collaborator Smokeasac wrote on Twitter that Quavo was "tryna stir a pot up of drama and it's working. it's this amazing new marketing stunt... you just diss people who have passed in your new music for attention!"
Rapper Bexey also tweeted that he would "BEAT THE FUCK OUTTA ANYONE TALKING DOWN ON PEEPS NAME." He apologized to the Migos MC following the statement, writing, "ITS ALL LOVE, I JUMPED TO CONCLUSIONS CAUSE I'M HURT. THANK YOU FOR BEING REAL & EXPLAINING THIS SHIT."
Quavo and Migos also delivered their Culture II LP earlier this year. Today, Lil Peep's camp teased a posthumous release titled Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2.
it's all love until you speak on my family especially my best friend who recently passed. I want an explanation until then it's #fuckquavo— smokeasac (@smokeasac) October 12, 2018
he tryna stir a pot up of drama and it's working. it's this amazing new marketing stunt... you just diss people who have passed in your new music for attention!— smokeasac (@smokeasac) October 12, 2018
Lil Peep Is A Legend A Real Rockstar— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) October 15, 2018
N E V E R will speak on the deceased
I believe in god I pray to GOD every day.
I Dnt question GOD plans I lost my barber For 10 yrs to FENTANYL R.I.P. Show R.I.P XXX 🙏🏾 RIP TO ANYBODY WHO LOST THERE LIFE TO DRUG ABUSE!
ITS ALL LOVE, I JUMPED TO CONCLUSIONS CAUSE I'M HURT.— • BEXEY | MYTH KILLA • (@BEXEYSWAN) October 15, 2018
THANK YOU FOR BEING REAL & EXPLAINING THIS SHIT.. RESPECT. https://t.co/RrcOLq9Z12