Metro Boomin says he had intended to collaborate with Takeoff on three songs for his new album, Heroes and Villains. Before the two could completely interact, the late Migos rapper was shot and died in November. Instead. Metro was able to convince Takeoff to perform “Feel The Fiyaaah.”
Metro Boomin spoke about working with Takeoff during a sit-down with GQ published on Wednesday.
“I was already gonna make sure anything with anybody on here is crazy, but it became more of a responsibility, like, ‘I gotta make sure I do my boys justice, even beyond music,’” he says. “These are my real brothers. I love Thug, I love Gunna, I love Take. I’ve known Take for so long, ten years, from when we were both 18. We took our first trip to L.A. together, me, Sonny Digital, Migos.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Metro discussed other artists he’s worked with. In particular, the iconic producer spoke about the negative response to his album with Big Sean, Double of Nothing.
“I still do like the album and I’m not gonna get into how people try to do Big Sean or treat him online, which I know played a big part of it,” Metro says. “I know a lot of those songs or a lot of the shit that he said, if another huge rapper or rappers similar to him said it, they would just let it slide.”
Metro released Heroes and Villains on December 2, four years after his debut studio album. The new project features Future, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Young Thug, the Weeknd, and more in addition to Takeoff.