Donald Glover’s Powerful Co-Sign Helped Migos Book Late Night Shows

By | Posted January 26, 2017
To paraphrase the great Mike Jones: "Back then shows didn't want me, now I'm hot shows all on me."
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Migos currently have the No. 1 song the country, but the week before their smash single "Bad and Boujee" reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the ATL trio couldn't even get booked for a late night TV show.

In an interview with The New York Times, Pierre "Pee" Thomas, the CEO of Quality Control Music, said that because of Donald Glover's shout-out at the Golden Globes earlier this month, producers who previously rejected the group are now calling and asking them to perform.

“They gave all kinds of excuses—not the right time, it’s not this, it’s not that,” Thomas told NYT writer Joe Coscarelli. “But as soon as Donald Glover did that, the next day, all the people who had just denied us wanted them on their show.” 

While late night TV show producers usually follow the memes in their neverending quest to pull in the coveted 18-35 demo, it's actually not surprising to learn that Jimmy Kimmel, who booked the group the following week, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert were initially hesitant to invite Migos on their programs. In addition to the fact that Chance The Rapper and Kendrick Lamar seem to take first dibs on any rap-related late night TV performances these days, Migos' legal troubles and the lack of a well-known hit record absolutely hindered their appeal.

Now, on the eve of the release of their sophomore album, it's hard to imagine any TV producer will say no to Migos ever again.

Donald Glover, ultimate co-sign.

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By DJ Z, who loves to argue with you on Twitter.

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