Offset adorns the cover of Variety and open up about the passing of Takeoff, his new album, and leaving Codeine.
Perhaps the best part of watching an artist is their inevitable growth in music and in their life. Offset formerly of the Migos group enters a new era and opens up to change with Variety. Inside his detailed cover, he revealed that he quit a codeine habit and wanted to let people know.
“I put on lean,” he says. “I’ve been drinking my whole career. It opened my mind, but I never thought it helped me create. I want to get past that, clean up and get that message across.
Elsewhere in the story, Offset says he’s considering embarking on his solo career and he praises his “best friend” and wife Cardi B for always having his back.
“She always supported me, rightly or wrongly. We are both on the same mission to make ourselves better. Social is his forte, so I listen to his social advice. And me, it’s the music, but I play behind the scenes; She’s my wife so I want to make sure she wins.
“We’re a great team,” he continued. “We are a powerhouse at this point – icon status. We believe in God. We believe in family. We will always continue to win.
Cardi B joins in Offset’s position and returns the praise to her hubby.
“What I appreciate about my husband,” she says, “is that no matter what problem I have personally or professionally, I know he will take care of me and our family. It’s managed. I know I have a man who supports me for real. I fully support him in this new chapter of his musical career.
Speaking of Offset’s solo career, he couldn’t really talk about his album and his situation with Migos or Quality Control due to legal issues. A few details have leaked though, including that the upcoming project includes features from Travis Scott, Future, Chloe Bailey, Latto, and Cardi.
In an emotional moment in the cover story, Offset abruptly ends the interview when asked about his late friend Takeoff.
“It’s hard for me to talk shit right now,” he tells Janeé Bolden for Variety. “I never talked about this kind of thing. Seriously. Talking about Take is hard, man,” he says, almost in a whisper. “Talking about all that shit is hard. That’s why I don’t, to be honest. That shit hurts. Like, it’s gonna put me in a mood, and I don’t want to put myself in that mood. Some things I never tell anyone. He’s not here. That shit seems fake, bro,” he said, shaking his head at the unreality of the situation. It’s not true, and I’m not telling anyone.
“I think I need to take a break.”
Offset never returned to finish the interview only to say “good night”.
There will be more to tell about Offset’s future as his next album is on the way. It would be one of Universal’s biggest releases this year.