Quavo, the most visible (and controversial) member of familial Georgia rap trio Migos, is already on basically every song this year — I count more than 20 solo guest appearances, another half-dozen Migos guest spots, one solo single, and a whole world-conquering Migos album to his name — so he might as well add some bars to some older hits too. As The Fader reports, one industrious fan even wants the MC to contribute a new verse to “The Star Spangled Banner.” Sean Grey of Eminence, KY created a change.org petition to be delivered to President Trump, Congress, and the Supreme Court resolving: “It’s the current year, 2017, and I think the nation should get with the times and feature Quavo on the National Anthem. He’s a feature on everything else, so why not?”
At press time the petition is less than 1,000 names short of its 7,500-person goal. One person who supports it is Quavo himself, who tweeted, “SO THEY WANT HUNCHO TO BE FEATURED ON THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LETS ROLL.” And I mean, why not? “The Star Spangled Banner” was a product of the same cultural recycling that has become common to hip-hop, with Francis Scott Key applying his lyrics to the melody from the old British drinking song “To Anacreon In Heaven.” It’s time for Quavious “Francis Scott” Keyate Marshall to grab the torch.
SO THEY WANT HUNCHO TO BE FEATURED ON THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LETS ROLL
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) August 12, 2017
The petition is already a success for inspiring this parody video:
If Quavo sang the National Anthem.
(Jason Whitlock is somewhere taking a knee) pic.twitter.com/rSLeIzWCQg
— rayneutron (@RayNeutron) August 14, 2017