Bad and Boujee

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"Bad and Boujee"
BadandBoujee.jpg
Single by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert
from the album Culture
Released October 28, 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2016
Genre
Length
  • 5:34 (single and video version)
  • 5:43 (album version)
  • 3:27 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Migos singles chronology
"Cocoon"
(2016)
"Bad and Boujee"
(2016)
"T-Shirt"
(2017)

"Cocoon"
(2016)
"Bad and Boujee"
(2016)
"T-Shirt"
(2017)
Lil Uzi Vert singles chronology
"Too Much Sauce"
(2016) Too Much Sauce2016
"Bad and Boujee"
(2016) Bad and Boujee2016
"Go Off"
(2017) Go Off2017
Music video
"Bad and Boujee" on YouTube

"Bad and Boujee" is a song by American hip hop group Migos. It was released on October 28, 2016[1] as the lead single from their second studio album Culture. It was released by Quality Control Music, 300 Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. The song features vocals from American rapper Lil Uzi Vert, and was produced by Metro Boomin, with co-production by G Koop.[2]

In late December 2016, "Bad and Boujee" became an Internet phenomenon, spawning a large number of memes with the lyrics "rain drop, drop top".[3] This viral trend, combined with Donald Glover's shoutout at the 2017 Golden Globes,[4] would help its commercial performance and cause the song to spike into the top ten and later peak at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the week of January 21, 2017, making it the first number one single for both Migos and Lil Uzi Vert.[5]

Composition[edit]

The song is written in the key of G major at a tempo of 120 beats per minute.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Complex placed it at number 24 on its The 50 Best Songs of 2016 list, saying; "The track is lurching and confident, the kind of song that's sure of its own appeal but knows not to step outside of the pocket. It seems like an unlikely hit, but try listening just once".[7] Pigeons & Planes ranked it at number 43 on their Best Songs of 2016 list, saying that the "track is really all about Offset".[8] The Fader ranked the song at number 25 on its The 115 Best Songs of 2016 list.[9] Fact named it as one of the 20 best rap and R&B tracks of 2016.[10] Vulture favorably compared "Bad and Boujee" to James Brown's song "Super Bad".[11]

Chart performance[edit]

The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first chart-topping single for both Migos and Lil Uzi Vert. A week after its peak, it was dethroned by Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You", but retrieved its peak position the following week and stood there for two more weeks before being replaced by "Shape of You" again, until the latter was surpassed by Kendrick Lamar's "Humble".[12]

"Bad and Boujee" has also peaked at number five in Canada, making it Migos and Lil Uzi Vert's first charted single in that country. As of June 20, 2017, the song has sold 4,000,000 units in the United States.[13] The song was certified 4× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Music video[edit]

The Daps-directed music video for "Bad and Boujee" premiered via Migos' YouTube channel on October 31, 2016.[14] It features cameo appearances from rappers Travis Scott and OG Maco.[14]

In an interview with Kiss FM Kenya, director Daps revealed the inspiration behind the concept of the viral music video: "The concept came about from the title really. 'Bad' is good looking so we needed pretty ladies and 'boujee' is stuck up so we needed them to play that part. I like having juxtapositions in my videos as it makes the art stand out. The contrast between these ladies dressed in high fashion but having them in regular environments grasped me. Then it was about adding in little elements after that — the doves, the noodles, ace of spades, silk shirts on a dirt bike."[15]

As of July 2018, the video on YouTube has over 700 million views.[16]

Response to Takeoff's omission[edit]

While he can be seen in one of the background scenes in the music video, Takeoff is not featured nor credited on the song. Takeoff himself has stated that he was not featured because he was busy at the time. On June 24, 2017, during filming of Complex's Everyday Struggle at the BET Awards 2017, he was questioned about his absence, to which he replied, "Do it look like I'm left off 'Bad and Boujee'?"[17] Since the interview numerous Internet memes have appeared, mocking his response as the interviewers could not hear him properly, asking him to repeat the answer and leaning towards him to hear better. They later stated that the reason they could not hear his answer was because there was a lot of noise around them and he was not speaking loud enough, but fans have made jokes that he was not speaking clearly, often jokingly posting excessively misspelled quotes of the response on social media, implying that Takeoff mumbled while responding to the question.

Live performances[edit]

On January 17, 2017, Migos performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[18] On February 20, they performed it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[19]

Media usage[edit]

The song is featured in the television show Black-ish.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[46] Platinum 70,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[47] Gold 45,000^
France (SNEP)[48] Platinum 150,000*
Italy (FIMI)[49] Gold 25,000double-dagger
New Zealand (RMNZ)[50] Gold 15,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[51] Gold 400,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[52] 4× Platinum 4,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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