Quavo Says Lil Wayne Inspired Him to Finish High School


Quavo is following in Lil Wayne’s footsteps.

The Migos rapper became a high school graduate this week when he received his diploma from Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia, and he credits Lil Wayne for giving him the motivation to pursue his education. During an interview with Weezy on Apple Music’s Young Money Radio on Friday, the Class of 2020 graduate opened up about his decision to finish school.

“I was doing stuff for the community and the school and everything. The school was always involved and just me being considered like a dropout, you’re not really an alumni,” said Quavo. “My principal was a teacher of mine back in the day. He ended up being principal now and shout out to Principal Williams. Man, he hit me up and was like, ‘Man, you should go back and get it.’ And I just went back and got it.”

That’s when Wayne shared that he too graduated from high school after dropping out at the age of 14. “You was most definitely one of my inspirations for going back to school,” Huncho told him.

Wayne was humbled to hear that he inspired Quavo’s decision. “That’s love right there,” he said. “I’m glad I was in any kind of way of helping that idea, that decision, man. That’s love right there, man.”

Quavo may now continue his education and go to college, just like Weezy did. “I think I might. I think I might,” he said.

On Friday, Quavo and Migos dropped “Need It” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, the first single off their upcoming album.

“We coming back, we ain’t dropped in about two years,” said Quavo. “Dropped that, try to give it to them, give them a little taste of how we coming. Just warming up, just a warm up, but that will be on the album. That will be on the album.”

The album will no longer be titled Culture III as previously announced. “We changing the name, we going to push Culture III, the title back. We going to change the name this time,” added Quavo.

Plus, Wayne revealed that he plans to drop an animated video for “I Don’t Sleep,” his Funeral collaboration with Takeoff, next week.