The album was expected to arrive early in 2020 but was delayed when the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the west.
Speaking on The ETCs podcast, Quavo said Migos were “done with the album” but were “just waiting on 2021 so everything can crank up”.
“We don’t wanna drop it right now,” he continued. “We want the commotion, we want to move, we want to be outside. We want to drop it and go on tour. We want to have an album listening and have people in the thang and really hearing the album.
Culture III was supposed to drop this year but @Migos pushed it back when the pandemic began.
Now, it’s on the way “at the top of the year” according to @QuavoStuntin “We want the commotion… we want to be outside.”
— Boardroom Podcast Network (@boardroompods) December 22, 2020
“I can’t drop no album and let the internet judge my album. It just don’t make sense. I just want to be with the people. I want to touch the people and that’s what we gon’ do at the top of the year.”
The rapper added that he was looking forward to being able to perform again when it is safe to do say. “I’m ready to crowd surf,” he said. “I’m ready to go crazy again… moshpit.”
Quavo previously said the album wouldn’t be called ‘Culture III’ as expected. However, in this new interview, he referred to the record by that name.
Migos’ next album will follow 2018’s ‘Culture II’, which featured guest appearances from Cardi B, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and more. There has been no confirmation on who will appear on the new record at present.
Meanwhile, Migos’ Offset recently responded to Snoop Dogg’s criticism of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’. “As rappers, we talk about the same shit,” Offset said.
“It’s a lot of woman empowerment, don’t shoot it down. We’ve never had this many artists that’s female artists running this shit. They catching up to us, passing us, setting records.”