In the new video for ‘In the new video for ‘Hotel Lobby,’ Quavo and Takeoff do some fear and loathing in Las Vegas.. Offset, the group’s third member, is absent from the duo’s new track.
Quavo and Takeoff of Migos perform some dread and hate of their own in the music video for their new track, “Hotel Lobby,” shot in Las Vegas.
The video follows the two — known as Unc and Phew — as they drive through the desert, dodging bats and picking up hitchhikers, much like the Hunter S. Thompson book and the 1998 film based on it. As they arrive at a posh hotel and drink and smoke their way to oblivion, their journey becomes increasingly, well, psychedelic.
Takeoff and Quavo debuted “Hotel Lobby” earlier this week, with the song notably lacking Offset, Migos’ third member. “Unc And Phew Presents Friday In The Hotel Lobby!” Quavo posted the cover art to Instagram on Wednesday, showing the two men looking back at the camera from the front seats of a convertible. (Because Quavo is Takeoff’s uncle, the term Unc is appropriate.)
The two also uploaded a brief trailer for a music video in which they are seen (probably intoxicated) arriving at a posh hotel cul-de-sac while a man’s voice explains all of the substances they reportedly took on the trip. “Not that we’ll need it all after the trip,” the voice continues, “but once you get hooked into a serious collection, the instinct is to stretch it as far as you can.”
Commenters on Migos’ Instagram page inquired, “Where is Offset?” after hearing about the tune. Some have also noted that Quavo and Takeoff have been unfollowed by Offset and his wife Cardi B on Instagram.
Although Quavo’s Instagram bio still reads, “1/3rd Of Greatest Group In The World MIGOS,” it’s unclear if the single without Offset is any indicator of the rap group’s future. (Their Twitter bios all read the same way.)
Quavo and Takeoff’s new track arrives nearly a year after Migos’ Culture III, which was released in June. The album’s singles included “Need It” and “Straightenin,” as well as Justin Bieber’s “What You See” and Juice Wrld’s “Antisocial.”
Since then, the three has released solo albums and been featured on other artists’ projects, although they have yet to work together on a project outside of the Migos.
The music video for “Hotel Lobby” was added to this story on 5/20/22 at 1:06 p.m. ET.