It all began with a DM.
Quavo is revealing the origins of his relationship with Saweetie. As part of the “How It Started, How It’s Going” meme trend, the Migos rapper shared the first time he tried to shoot his shot with his now girlfriend when he slid into her Instagram direct messages back in March 2018.
He sent the “ICY GRL” a snowflake emoji and she replied with the steaming bowl emoji, a reference to Migos’ hit “Stir Fry.” “u so icy Ima glacier boy,” wrote Quavo, prompting Saweetie to respond: “was hannin then.”
He also shared a recent selfie of him and Saweetie with drinks in hand. “HOW I PULLED UP: HOW WE COMING,” he captioned it.
Quavo reflected on their love story during an interview with GQ. “I seen her on my Explore page,” he told the magazine earlier this year. “I was like, ‘Damn! Who is this?’ So I did my research and I DM her. I was like, ‘How she going to call herself icy and she don’t talk to me?’”
So he sent her a message. “I told her, ‘You an icy girl, you need a glacier boy,’” said Quavo. “He sent me the snowflake [emoji],” added Saweetie, “and I sent him the stir-fry back.”
That was the beginning of their blossoming relationship. “I don’t let people inside my life, and I let her inside. And she’s helping me grow up. She’s showing me how to love a woman,” said Quavo. Added Saweetie, “I feel like I’m growing and I’m maturing because of him-not the music, not Saweetie, but Diamonté…. I don’t know how I would be as a person if I would have never met him.”
As part of the “How It Started, How It’s Going” trend, other celebrities have also shared their come-up stories as it relates to relationships and their careers, including Lil Nas X and Cordae.