Quavo expresses regret over not giving the late Pop Smoke advice about his housing situation, as a new star on his way to the top.
In a new story by Complex, Quavo shares details of he and Pop Smoke’s relationship. If you heard Pop’s debut album, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, you may have realized Quavo is featured on 3 of the songs. The two had a great relationship.
Quavo expressed Pop would often go to him for advice, “As soon as Pop got on, he was ready to fly private and shit. So I let him know he needed to take it one step at a time, because this game will swallow you when you get to splurging. I just told him, “Man, you’ve got to take your time. I went from coach to first class to a jet plane, and it was all through years of growing and money managing.” I had to talk to him on some big-brother-type shit. They call me Uncle Huncho, so I just try to lead people in the right way,” Quavo says.
Although he gave Pop a lot of guidance, Quavo said “I feel like I missed that one,” in response to lending advice. “I ain’t put him up on game about the Airbnbs and stuff like that. I feel like I would have helped him. Nobody’s got a timeline on their schedule, so you can’t even say that, but I just miss my bro. I felt like if I was around, or near the spot, I could have done something. I don’t want nothing to happen to my partners who I’ve been around and who I’ve given advice to. That’s my guy, man. I miss my boy,” he says.
Steven Victor, Pops manager, confirmed the relationship between the two artist. “Quavo would always tell me how much love he had for Pop, and vice versa. Pop would always be like, “Yo, I love that n***a Quavo.” They were always on the phone. When we were in Paris shooting the video for “Shake the Room,” me and Quavo were talking about Quavo possibly executive producing Pop’s record. Because when they were working, Quavo was telling Pop different ideas to use on records. He was giving him a lot of game musically, creatively, and just as a man. He was taking him under his wing.”
May he continue to rest in peace.