In a new story for Complex posted Friday (July 10), Quavo spoke on the influence the late rapper looked to him for after building a rapport. Discussing Pop’s first and sadly only Paris Fashion Week experience, the Atlanta native revealed he helped his “Shake The Room” collaborator get fly.
“At fashion week, he didn’t really know what to wear, so he was just sending me all his wardrobe picks,” Quavo said. “He was like, ‘Am I supposed to put this shit on? Are you serious, bro? Don’t lie to me.’ So I was helping him dress for fashion week.”
He also advised the Brooklyn newcomer on money matters.
“As soon as Pop got on, he was ready to fly private and shit,” he said. “So I let him know he needed to take it one step at a time, because this game will swallow you when you get to splurging. I just told him, ‘Man, you’ve got to take your time. I went from coach to first class to a jet plane, and it was all through years of growing and money managing.’ I had to talk to him on some big-brother-type shit. They call me Uncle Huncho, so I just try to lead people in the right way.”
However, Quavo feels like he could have helped more by teaching Pop how to safely rent Airbnbs as a public figure – and it has him wondering if things would have gone differently that fateful February night.
“I ain’t put him up on game about the Airbnbs and stuff like that,” Quavo added. “I feel like I would have helped him. Nobody’s got a timeline on their schedule, so you can’t even say that, but I just miss my bro. I felt like if I was around, or near the spot, I could have done something. I don’t want nothing to happen to my partners who I’ve been around and who I’ve given advice to. That’s my guy, man. I miss my boy,”
Five suspects were arrested in connection with Pop Smoke’s murder earlier this week and on Friday (July 10), the Los Angeles Police Department identified them as Corey Walker, 19, of Los Angeles; Jaquan Murphy, 21, of Los Angeles; and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18, of Los Angeles. The two others are 15 and 17, and so their names have been withheld due to being classified as juveniles.