Childish Gambino Says Migos Are the Beatles of This Generation
Childish Gambino put on for his native Georgia when he took home two trophies at the Golden Globes last night, and in keeping with the theme of representing the Atlanta area to the fullest, he gave props to the Migos in two different instances.
In his first acceptance speech he gave thanks to Quavo, Offset and Takeoff for making "Bad and Boujee," a track he called "the best song ever." During a post-Golden Globes interview, Gambino took his praise one step further, referring to the trio as the 2017 version of one of the most iconic rock groups of all time after one reporter asked him why he chose to thank the group during his acceptance speech.
"Because I think they're the Beatles of this generation, and they don't get a lot of respect, I think, outside of like Atlanta," he explained in the clip above. "There's a generation, sort of like the YouTube generation that I kind of came up with, there's a generation of kids that are growing up on something that is completely separate from a whole group of people. And honestly, that song's just fly. There's no better song to have sex to."
Gambino was one of the big winners of the 2017 Golden Globes, taking home trophies for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Atlanta) and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy (Earnest "Earn" Marks, Atlanta).
“Wow, thanks to all of the Foreign Press, this is incredible,” Childish said in his first acceptance speech of the night. “Thank you to FX. I really want to thank the beautiful, amazing actors and actresses we have, Keith, Zazie, Brian, they are amazing. I want to thank my brother, Steven, and all the writers–Stephanie…everybody. Hiro is amazing, you know, I couldn’t have made this show without him. Dianne, like you’re the best producer ever.”
Childish continued,”I really want to thank Atlanta, and all the Black folks in Atlanta, like, forreal, just for being alive and doing just amazing…and being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta. And I really want to thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making ‘Bad and Boujee.’ Like that’s the best song…ever. Yeah, just thanks to everyone. Thanks so much for this, we really appreciate it. We didn’t think anybody was going to like this show, so we appreciate it, thanks.”
With two trophies in hand, Gambino has started off 2017 with a bang, and will continue to make noise as the year goes on.
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